PICTURES & IDENTIFICATION
Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) made their way to Texas from South America. The species is considered a pest.
Red Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) closely resembles Red Imported Ants in color and size. These ants grow to a size between 5 and 7mm.
Also known as the Town ant, the Texas Leaf-cutter is one of the major pest ants in Texas. Its negative impact has been noted in over 200 plant species.
Eastern Black Carpenter Ants get their name from their Eastern US habitat and black body color.
These ants have initially been considered a Western US ant even if they have now been reported on the East coast as well.
These winged ant species are commonly found around Texas. Its color can vary from dark brown to black.
The Dark Rover Ant is one of the fastest-growing species in Texas and other states such as Arizona.
Rough Harvester Ants are known to be endemic to Southern US. These ants are harvesters. They collect seeds.
The Texas Carpenter Ant is endemic to Texas. It’s only found here and it mostly lives around oak and juniper trees in woodlands.
As part of the carpenter genus, it’s mostly found in decaying wood and dry parts of Parkinsonia. body.