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wood ant

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(Animals) a reddish-brown European ant, Formica rufa, typically living in anthills in woodlands
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Noun1.wood ant - reddish-brown European ant typically living in anthills in woodlandswood ant - reddish-brown European ant typically living in anthills in woodlands
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
genus Formica, Formica - type genus of the Formicidae
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A free guided walk will be held later this month to highlight the importance of wood ants to Scottish woodlands.
ON-AND-OFF LOCATION FROM their stunning base in the heart of the Caledonian Pine Forest, presenting trio Chris, Michaela and Iolo will be looking into some of the park's more unusual species - from the northern silver stiletto flies to aphid-farming wood ants.
From their stunning base in the heart of the Caledonian Pine Forest, presenting trio Packham, Strachan and Williams will be looking into some of the park's more unusual species - from the northern silver stiletto flies to aphid-farming wood ants.
ON-AND-OFF LOCATION From their stunning base in the heart of the Caledonian Pine Forest, presenting trio Packham, Strachan and Williams will be looking into some of the park's more unusual species - from the northern silver stiletto flies to aphid-farming wood ants.
Later in the week, we've been told to expect appearances from pine martens, wood ants, red squirrels and golden eagles.
The most common ant in the UK, the black garden variety, doesn't sting or bite, but red ants, wood ants and flying ants sometimes do.
Heavy metals as stressing factors in the red wood ants (Formica polyctena) from industrially polluted forests.
Adaptations of Coccinella magnifi ca, a myrmecophilous coccinellid to aggression by wood ants (Formica rufa group).
Wood ants incorporate an antimicrobial resin from conifer trees into their nests, preventing microbial growth in the colony.
The research team reached its conclusion after studying European red wood ants for three years; the specific focus was on ants that built colonies along active fault lines in Germany.