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Ants (Mound or Field)

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Formica exsectoides
Ants (Mound or Field)


They are found all over the U.S.


They build colonies in the ground.

Body Traits

They are reddish brown to black. They are 1/4 inch long.


They are not very willful or aggressive ants, so are often made into slaves by other kinds of ants.


They eat mostly honeydew, a sugary liquid made by other insects like aphids and scales.

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They form colonies with a queen, workers and some males. They nest underground.

Ants (Mound or Field)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Genus: Formica
Species: F. exsectoides

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