- Sugar ants get their name because they collect sugary nectar, plant secretions, and honeydew sap from sapsucking insects
- They are commonly found in suburban areas, forests, and woodlands
- Sugar ants prefer warm and humid climates, and become more active during the summer
- They have orange-brown bodies, and black heads and mandibles
- Sugar ants are small to medium sized – ranging from 2 to 15mm in length
- They are nesters, forming nests behind walls, holes in woods, between rocks, or in the soil
- They are primarily nocturnal, but some species can be seen during the day
- Winged male sugar ants are completely black, while female workers have orange-colored bodies.