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Ants (Mound or Field)

Formica exsectoides
Ants (Mound or Field)

Range

They are found all over the U.S.

Habitat

They build colonies in the ground.

Body Traits

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

Habits

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

Diet

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

Reproduction

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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