Crazy Ant (Paratrechina longicornis)
Description of Workers: Small workers about 1/8-inch (3 mm). The body has long coarse hairs. These ants are easily recognized by extremely long legs and antenna. Crazy ants get their name because they seem to run erratically with no apparent sense of direction
Crazy ants often nest in soil of potted tropical plants. It does not survive outdoors in northern climates, but can be a persistent pest when established indoors.
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This resource was updated November 2015 by Soni Cochran, Extension Associate
Credits: Ant illustrations were developed by Vicki Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County
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