Acrobat Ants

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Acrobat Ant Facts

  • Typically no longer than 1/8th of an inch; yellowish brown to dark brown in color.
  • Outdoors they typically nest near moisture sources and in dead or decaying wood.

Ant Photos

Acrobat ants get their name from their ability to acrobatically raise their abdomen over their thorax and head as if they were performing a balancing act, especially when disturbed. Best viewed from above, the abdomen is shaped like a heart.

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