Wood Ant

Wood Ant

Observation - Wood Ant - UK and Ireland. Description: South Downs region so most likely to be Southern Wood Ant? Very active colonies. Some mounded nests seen, also spotted huge number of workers busy collecting material from a decaying tree stump. Mainly red coloured body. Black abdomen. Legs generally

South Downs region so most likely to be Southern Wood Ant?
Very active colonies. Some mounded nests seen, also spotted huge number of workers busy collecting material from a decaying tree stump.
Mainly red coloured body.
Black abdomen.
Legs generally darker than body.