Asian Needle Ant

Category: Ants

Scientific Name: Brachyponera chinensi


Color: Light brown
Size: 1/8 of an inch

Region: Found in Australian, Oriental and Neartic regions as well as a few states in the United States

Important Considerations:

  • They are attracted to lights at night. They will them fall down on people below them and sting them.
  • Their stings are known to cause allergic reactions and anaphylaxis in some people.
  • The winged ants usually swarm from May to July

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Nests are often found near logs, bricks, boards, rocks, tree root or other debris. They can also be found in swarms around lights at night.