English common name: Singapore ant
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: The Singapore ant is a small (1.8 to 3.5 mm) omnivorous ant that ranges in colour from yellow to brown, with a smooth texture and long antennae. Singapore ants form large colonies with multiple queens and new colonies of ants are established when one of these queens migrates to a different nest site.
The Singapore Ant is a small (1.8 to 3.5 mm) omnivorous ant that ranges in colour from yellow to brown. It has a smooth texture and long antennae. It forms large colonies with many queens. New colonies are most commonly formed by one of the queens walking to a new nest site.
Last updated: 24 Jan 2014
Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.
Galapagos island groups: Floreana, Isabela, Santa Cruz.
Floreana, Baltra; probable origin Kenya (type specimen).
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.