- Multiple queens (as many as 8 for every 1,000 workers)
- Queens forage for food along with workers
- Dark color
- Native: South America
- Transported to South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, Easter Island, Australia, Hawaii, Europe, and the United States.
- Nest in colonies
- Common household pests
- Enter structures in search of food or water (particularly when it is dry or hot) or to find shelter from flooded nests when it is raining heavily