Family Formicidae – Ants


51 UK species, 13 genera. We are all familiar with these tiny insects which tend to build nests under paving slabs or under the lawn in gardens. Ants can bite or sting in defence, and some can spray acid. They feed on other insects, seeds, and the sweet honeydew secreted by aphids, some of which they farm. Ants live in complex communties underground or within large mounds.


Myrmica ruginodis
Woodland Red Ant
Myrmica ruginodis
Small Black Ant
Lasius niger
Red Wood Ant Formica Rufa
Red Wood Ant
Formica Rufa