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Foraging bullet ants lay down chemical trails to lead nestmates to food. They return to the nest clasping insect prey or carrying droplets of nectar to share with the rest of the colony.

texas bullet ant

Did You Know?

Texas Bullet Ants are venomous and their sting can cause severe pain and swelling.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Neoponera villosa

Southern Texas & Mexico

Forest & Grasslands

Queen - more than 10 years. Workers 6-12 mos.

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Anthropods and nectar