Color varies from light yellow to dark reddish-yellow or light brown.
Workers 3/16" long.
Swarmers 1/8" long.
Single node to the pedicel.
Sparse, erect hairs on the head, thorax, and abdomen.
Swarms arrive in the late Winter and Spring, often mistaken for termites.
Odor - produce an agreeable citronella smell when crushed.
Nesting – varies from open woods, pastures, gardens, lawns, next to house foundations. Colonies sometimes found beneath concrete slabs, large rocks, or rotting logs. Colonies have mounds of soil around the openings.