|French name||Pharaoh ant|
|English name||Pharaoh ant|
|Latin name||Monomorium pharaonis|
It is a small insect of the Formicidae family that lives in a colony.
It survives in heated buildings. She loves tropical greenhouses, medical establishments and restaurants.
Mores of the Pharaoh ants
The colony had only one form of workers. There are no soldiers. Workers are sterile female ants that measure between 1.5 and 2 mm.
The Pharaoh Ant doesn’t sting. It has a sting that is far too weak to pierce human skin.
Different behavior …
The queen has a length of between 3.5 and 5 mm.
Reddish brown in colour, it has a dark coloration compared to the workers.
There are several queens in the same colony. This can count 50,000 to 200,000 future queens. They can sometimes be seen when they move with workers both inside and outside
outside the colony. The only difference: wings.
Each “satellite” nest includes several laying queens.
Queens and males mate inside the nest. Unlike most other species of ants (pavement ants, carpenter ants), there is no bridal flight.
Queens lose their wings after breeding. They lay eggs all the time for the good of the colony.