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wood ant

n
(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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Next, Ray seeks out one of the forest's smallest but vital forest creatures, the mighty wood ant.
Next he seeks out one of the forest's smallest but most important inhabitants, the mighty wood ant.
Satellite technology has been used to give 69 large nests made by the hairy northern wood ant - the UK's biggest - a GPS "address" to be plotted on hi-tech maps to protect them during the operations at the 375-acre Holystone Wood, near Rothbury.
But now wildlife fans are being invited to lend a helping hand to the hairy northern wood ant - the nation's biggest insect of its kind.
There are several way marked walks where you might even encounter the Northern Hairy Wood Ant and birds such as the gold crest and nuthatch.
The Northern Wood Ant is the largest species of ant in the UK - but its numbers are very low.
Nature lovers can see one of the biggest wood ant nests ever discovered in the North
The rare insect - also called the Southern Wood Ant - is normally only found in southern Britain and is classified globally as ``Near Threatened''.
Habitat-related aggressive behaviour between neighbouring colonies of the polydomous wood ant Formica aquilonia.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the biggest wood ant nests ever discovered in the North.
Haemig of Umea University set out to see just what effect a bird in a tree has on the northern wood ant (Formica aquilonia).