Light brown to black Appendix lighter than the rest of the body. About 3-4 mm long. Parallel lines on the head and thorax. Antennae with 12 segments. It moves slowly.
Latin Name: Tetramorium Caespitum
Description:Light brown to blackAppendix lighter than the rest of the bodyAbout 3-4 mm longParallel lines on the head and thorax12-segmented antennae.She moves slowly
Reproduction:The queen produces 5 to 20 eggs per dayThe larva develops in about 40 daysShe goes through three stages before becoming an adult.
Habits: It is omnivorous; it feeds on many different foods, but prefers fatty and sweet foods.It invades homes in search of food; nests outdoors under rocks,on the edge of sidewalks and in cracks in the pavement;may nest indoors in walls and under floors. It is this habit of nesting between slabs that gave it its name and is also what causes the most problems.