Size: 1/16 – 1/2” Color: Rust Brown to Dark Brown
Leafcutter Ants get their name from their habit of cutting leaves into small pieces. They build their nests in well drained sandy soil. These nests can be quite large and can cover 4,500 square feet in area and up to 20 feet in depth. Leafcutter Ants can strip a tree over night, and can forage up to 600 feet away from the nest. They often will leave a trail of leaf pieces. These ants stay in the nest during the hottest parts of the day and come out in temperatures between 45° and 90°.