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Tapinoma melanocephalum


  • Dark head
  • Pale / Translucent legs and abdomen.
  • 1/16 inch long.


  • Continuous breeding colonies


  • Feeding – indoors: sweet substances and grease; outdoors: insects that produce honeydew.
  • Nesting – indoors: small spaces, wall voids; outdoors: in flowerpots, under objects on the ground, under loose bark.
  • Locations - attracted to high moisture areas, can be found in kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
  • Colonies can occupy several different nesting sites.

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