wood ant

(Formica spp.)

               
      wood ant (Formica sp.)
   
   
   
   
   
Size

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)

         
         
         
          Photo by Bill Reynolds

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Taxonomy

Order:

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)

 

Suborder:

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)

 

No Rank:

Aculeata (ants, bees and stinging wasps)

 

Superfamily:

Formicoidea (ants)

 

Family:

Formicidae (ants)

 

Subfamily:

Formicinae

 

Tribe:

Formicini

 
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Common
Names

wood ant

field ant

mound ant

thatching ant


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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The ant is tending to aphids on Fireweed.

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Bill Reynolds
7/14/2003

The ant is tending to aphids on Fireweed.

wood ant (Formica sp.)


     
     
 

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