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Tiny Black Ant Question

Posted by V8Vega none (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 20:27

I have a bunch of these little guys all over my young potted plants/trees right now. I wasn't real concerned until they started attacking one of my various Jujube trees that is starting to leaf.
Are these ants distructive?

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RE: Tiny Black Ant Question

  • Posted by haname z9 AZ NE Phoenix (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 22:34

Do you have aphids on your tree? Most ants don't attack plants, but do tend to aphids for their honeydew.

Do an image search on Monomorium minimum to see if they look like the native little black ant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Monomorium minimum

RE: Tiny Black Ant Question

I have some Aphids, but not on my Jujube(s)...I think? I will have to take a closer look.

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