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What ants?

Observed: 25th June 2012 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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What ants?

Light red/brown legs, thorax.Head darker. Dark brown abdomen marked with three lines.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Thanks Syrphus for ID

I now feel I must find the nest. As the back yard is paved, there's a shortage of suitable areas for a nest mound. They're probably in a plant pot.

S Tomkins

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They are unlikely to be in a

They are unlikely to be in a noticeable mound. Under the paving stones sounds an excellent place, or maybe the pot. Only a few of our ants create obvious mounds as a rule, though most will form small hills (up to a few cm high) on occasions in the right conditions.



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