Pest Guides

Roger's Ant

Hypoponera punctatissima


Roger's Ant
  • Reddish brown in colour.
  • Workers 2mm long.
  • 1 large segment at the pedicel.
  • 1st two segments of the abdomen are constricted.
  • Sting present.


  • Little is known about the life cycle.


  • Workers forage randomly and lay no trails as live prey are hunted, especially springtails. Rarely seen outdoors.
  • Swarming characteristics — will swarm all year round. Winged adults are often found in electric fly killers.
  • Nest locations — damp residues and debris. Crevices around drains and behind broken wall tiles.