Appearance:Reddish, about 1/4 inch long
Habits:Nest in mounds of 1-2 ft. in diameter and about 1.5 ft. high; large colonies can have up to 250,000 workers;
very active and aggressive; will sting any intruding animal repeatedly.
Diet:Omnivorous, known to eat meats, greasy and sweet materials.
Reproduction:otal time from egg to adult averages 30 days; workers live up to 180 days; queens live two to six years
Other Information Has been known to remove rubber insulation from telephone wires. Sting is painful and can kill young wildlife.
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