Tapinoma sessile

Odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile, collecting tending scale insects. Photo by Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org

Multiple species of ants, including:

  • Brachyponera chinensis (Asian needle ant)
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus (carpenter ant)
  • Lasius neglectus (invasive garden ant)
  • Myrmica rubra (European fire ant)
  • Nylanderia fulva (tawny crazy ant or raspberry ant)
  • Solenopsis richteri (black imported fire ant)
  • Tapinoma sessile (odorous house ant)
  • Technomyrmex species, excluding Te. difficilis and Te. vitensis that are already established in Australia (white footed ant, about 100 species)
  • Tetramorium tsushimae (Japanese pavement ant)


Scientific name: Brachyponera chinensis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Lasius neglectus, Myrmica rubra, Nylanderia fulva, Solenopsis richteri, Tapinoma sessile, Technomyrmex spp. and Tetramorium tsushimae
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Ants & wasps (HYMENOPTERA)