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Turf ant (Tetramorium caespitum)


The female workers are 2-3.5 mm long, brown to dark-brown with yellow-brown legs and jaws. The nests, usually characterized by a dome-like pile of earth, are found in dry, sandy spots in gardens, often adjacent to footpaths.


Although normally living outdoors, these animals also enter houses to plunder food stores. They feed mainly on foods containing sugar. The ant paths lead to the nests. These animals are mainly just a nuisance.