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Bees, Wasps and Ants

Social insects nesting underground in colonies with flightless workers tending a winged queen and her young.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Black Ant

Lasius fusca

Wood Ant

Formica rufa
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Very common ant in coniferous woodland and on open heaths


Yellow Meadow Ant

Lasius flavus