wood ant

(Formica spp.)

Overview
wood ant (Formica sp.)
Photo by Bill Reynolds
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Worker: to 5 16 (4 to 8 mm)

Male: 3 16 to ½ (5 to 13 mm)

Queen: 3 16 to ½ (5 to 13 mm)

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 24.

 
  8/22/2015      
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)  
 

Suborder

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)  
 

Infraorder

Aculeata (ants, bees and stinging wasps)  
 

Superfamily

Formicoidea (ants)  
 

Family

Formicidae (ants)  
 

Subfamily

Formicinae  
 

Tribe

Formicini  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Allegheny mound ant (Formica exsectoides)

blood-red ant (Formica sanguinea)

fuzzy mound ant (Formica lasioides)

light bronze mound ant (Formica subaenescens)

New World mound ant (Formica neogagates)

northern red wood ant (Formica obscuriventris)

pale mound ant (Formica pallidefulva)

pitted mound ant (Formica fossaceps)

podzol mound ant (Formica podzolica)

prairie mound ant (Formica montana)

red-bearded mound ant (Formica neorufibarbis)

ruddy slave-making mound ant (Formica rubicunda)

silky ant (Formica fusca group)

silvery field ant (Formica argentea)

somewhat silky mound ant (Formica subsericea)

Ulke’s ant (Formica ulkei)

western thatching ant (Formica obscuripes)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

wood ant

field ant

mound ant

thatching ant

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  The ant is tending to aphids on Fireweed.   wood ant (Formica sp.)  
           
 
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  Bill Reynolds
7/14/2003

The ant is tending to aphids on Fireweed.

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