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Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius)
Formica melanocephalum Fabricius, 1793

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Tapinoma melanocephalum, side, CASENT0005325
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Tapinoma melanocephalum, side, CASENT0005325
Tapinoma melanocephalum, top, CASENT0005325
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Tapinoma melanocephalum worker in ethanol
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Tapinoma melanocephalum worker in ethanol
Tapinoma melanocephalum
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Tapinoma melanocephalum

Tapinoma melanocephalum, head
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Tapinoma melanocephalum, head
Tapinoma melanocephalum, side
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Tapinoma melanocephalum, side

Tapinoma melanocephalum, top
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Tapinoma melanocephalum, top
Overview
This is a worldwide invasive ant species.

Names
Scientific source:

Geographic distribution
Widespread throughout the Philippines, in agricultural and urban areas.

Natural history
This ant commonly invades houses and nests in any small crevice such as cracks in the wall or gaps in the table. This is the nasty-tasting ant that gets into the sugar bowl.

How to encounter
Leave food out on the table or the kitchen countertop. This ant will surely find it.

References
Shattuck, S. O. 1999. Australian ants: their biology and identification. Monographs on Invertebrate Taxonomy, Vol. 3, CSIRO. 226 pp.

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