Yellow ants are also known as stilt ants .
They get their name because of their yellow color , they are very similar to honey ants.
They are considered one of the so-called invasive species .
They have the ability to easily kill smaller species because they can spray a substance that is toxic and acidic .
They have great facility to adapt to different habitats , consequently being able to withstand temperatures from 25 degrees.
They have a life expectancy that ranges between 76 days and in the same way a maximum of 84 .
WHAT ARE THE MEASUREMENTS OF YELLOW ANTS
They can measure up to 5mm , although they usually measure about two millimeters .
They are easily recognizable as they have quite elongated legs and antennae , as well as the body , which is also completely elongated .
Workers of this species are monomorphic .
HOW ARE THE ANT MILLS OF THE YELLOW ANT?
We usually find this species in a more majority way in agricultural areas , they usually inhabit cinnamon, coffee and finally coconut plantations .
Forming the anthills in the upper part of the crops , using decomposing leaves for them.
Also in forests with large vegetation such as bushes and grasses
On some occasions we can also see them in urban areas near bodies of water or in coastal areas.
Producing large populations since they can live in a common way in these areas, because they have been able to adapt perfectly to the areas most populated by human beings , therefore it is a pest that affects homes as well.
WHERE ARE THE YELLOW ANT LOCATED
It has not been possible to determine where it originates from.
Although it is found in greater volume in the African and Asian continents .
And to a lesser extent we can also find them in some parts of South America and Australia , including also in some Caribbean Islands, Pacific Ocean Islands and Indian Ocean Islands .
That the species have been introduced in other areas may be due to the export of agricultural products from one region to another.