- Color: velvety black abdomen with dark head and reddish thorax
- Size: 1/8 to 1/4 inch
- Feed on: sweets, honeydew, and insects
- Nests: nest in dead wood, such as old trees and logs; may also infest structural wood and insulation
- Identifying Characteristic: this ant gets its name from its glistening abdomen made up of dense, fine hairs; it has a very distinct odor when crushed
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