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by WeaverUK
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Mystery, large ant workers in Hampshire UK
Replies: 4
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Re: Mystery, large ant workers in Hampshire UK

Hey everyone! I'm reviving this thread because I have new photos of the mystery ants! It's been a year, and we went back to the nest site today. The colony is still there, and I used a macro lens this time. If anyone can identify this species, I'd really appreciate it! https://hosting.photobucket.co...
by WeaverUK
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Mystery, large ant workers in Hampshire UK
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Mystery, large ant workers in Hampshire UK

Formica lemani or F. cuncicularia . Sounds more like a colony relocation than a raid. The carrying behavior is common. Thank you, Batspiderfish. I didn't know the carrying behaviour was common. Do workers sometimes forcibly urge/drag their queen to the new colony site? If it was a nest move my son ...
by WeaverUK
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Mystery, large ant workers in Hampshire UK
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Mystery, large ant workers in Hampshire UK

My son and I came across an ant colony at a lowland heath area in Hampshire UK. The ant workers, black in colour, are larger and faster than any ant we've encountered in our garden. We observed their trail as they foraged for seeds and small caterpillars. This is the best shot I could get on my phon...