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Odorous Ant Facts
Typically Odorous Ants are no longer than 1/8th of an inch.
Odorous Ants are yellowish brown to dark brown in color.
Outdoors Odorous Ants typically nest near moisture sources and in dead or decaying wood.
Odorous ants are common throughout North America and so named because, when crushed, they emit a smell similar to the odor of rotten coconuts. For this reason, they are also known as coconut ants and stink ants in certain areas. These ants are highly-tolerant of other ants and occasionally live in compound colonies with other species.