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Ant on a dandelion flower

Observed: 18th May 2011 By: Ed_PEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ant on dandelion

Have no idea how to go about identifying ant species

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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As for going about

As for going about identifying ants, you need a microscope and a technical key for almost all of them, at least until you have a lot of experience. The Naturalists' Handbook on Ants (Skinner & Allen) is a good starter, but it is out of date with the species we know now occur in UK.



recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.