Caribbean Crazy Ant
- Workers between 1.5 and 3mm long.
- Golden-brown to reddish-brown in colour.
- Appear striped after feeding as the thin membrane covering their abdomen stretches.
- Do not sting.
- Very long antennae that is almost twice the width of their head..
- Worker ants forage in a very erratic manner and in loosely defined trails.
- Larvae feed on secretions from the queen's salivary glands until the first worker ants emerge.
- Worker ants continue with larval care, nest building and food foraging.
- Worker ants scavenge for solid and liquid foods including other insects, meats, seeds, fruit and honeydew from plant sucking insects.
- Locations tend to be in existing gaps, cracks and crevices but also in dirt, plant cavities, trash and building foundations.
- They may excavate significant amounts of soil during nest construction.
- They take their common name from their erratic, rapid movements.