Pyramid Ant

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Dorymyrmex spp.

How to Identify an 

Pyramid Ant

Pyramid ants are small, only 1/8 of an inch long with workers being of one size. They have a single node (bump between middle and rear body sections). Their color ranges from yellow, brown to black.

Pyramid ants get their name because they have a pyramid-shaped projection on top of the thorax.

Where do they come from?

Pyramid ants prefer open, dry and sunny areas; soil nesting. They have a distinctive nest entrance which consists of a hole surrounded by a mound of excavated soil. Their nests are typically small and shallow and not located indoors.

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What do they look like?

Close up view of the pyramid ant head
Full view of a pyramid ant. Note the point on the thorax.
Dorsal view of a pyramid ant

Where do they live?

Dry, open, yards, pastures


Dorymyrmex spp.


< 4 mm


Honeydew, sweets, insects

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