The species name depilis means without hair. These tiny, mostly subterranean ants apparently receive most of their nutrition from honeydew-producing insects on the roots of plants and are only infrequently found above ground. It is one of the smallest ants found in Ohio.
*Colonies are always small
Brownish-yellow to yellowish-brown, alitrunk paler ventrally, gaster usually darker apically, antennae and legs paler; head and alitrunk moderately glossy, gaster less glossy due to thin covering of microscopic pubescence. Easily recognized by the generic characters, especially the small size and 9-segmented antennae.
Formerly considered a subspecies of the European B. heeri.
Nuptial Flight Dates
Verified Locales (counties)
Ashtabula, Athens, Brown, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Logan, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Montgomery, Noble, Pickaway, Preble, Seneca, Union, Wyandot,