Blue pony ants are large ants commonly found in northern parts of New Zealand.
Blue pony ants (and metallic pony ants) form small colonies of up to 250 ants. They can cause consternation due to their large (~7 mm) size but they are rarely regarded as pests.
Note: there are some other large ants that are of concern when found in New Zealand, see this article on carpenter ants.
Only is necessary should you carry out control of these ants.
To get rid of ants follow these simple steps:
See more on other species of ant here.
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