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Red wood ant in the nest

By LotaLota
Red wood ant (Formica rufa), also known as the southern wood ant, or horse ant, is a boreal member of the Formica rufa group of ants and is the type species for that group. It is native to Europe and Asia Minor but is also found in North America, in both coniferous and broad-leaf are broken woodland and parkland. Workers are bicoloured red and brownish-black, with a dorsal dark patch on the head, measuring 48 mm in length. Nests of these ants are large, conspicuous, dome-shaped mounds of grass, twigs, or conifer needles, often built against a rotting stump, usually situated in woodland clearings where the sun's rays can reach them.

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Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2018 1:54PM
Very good, well seen!!!
Isabel GrinGrin
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9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2018 9:30PM
Excellent well observed shot.Smile
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