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Coastal Brown Ant

Coastal Brown Ant (Pheidole Megacephala)


  • About 1.5 – 2.5mm long.
  • Tend to be yellowish-brown to brown in colour.

Life Cycle

  • Eggs laid are small in size.
  • Larvae are fed by the adults. After several moults, the larvae pupate.
  • Once adults, 3 different castes exist.
  • Workers are wingless and sterile, and live for approximately a year. Workers are the nest-builders and food suppliers; they feed larvae, look after eggs and defend the nest.
  • Males are winged, and exist to mate with females.
  • Females are also winged (until after mating), and are the largest in size. Females become the reproductive queens of the colony and live for many years.


  • Nest in soil and build along pathways around the house, including gardens and walls.
  • Dry areas for nesting.
  • Will excavate extensively, leaving unsightly mounds along footpaths and other areas.
  • Will attack food around the property, including meat, sweets, fruit and greasy foods.


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