Acrobat Ant

Acrobat Ant

Acrobat Ants earned their name from the peculiar habit of raising the abdomen over the head and thorax (chest). They are found throughout the United States, particularly in old tree stumps, underneath stones, and other similar areas. Acrobat ants forage very well and will readily enter homes in search of food. They will use any source available to enter homes including power lines, tree limbs, and shrubs. Acrobat ant workers are generally black, light brown, or multi-colored and are about 2-4 mm in size.