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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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Stand type is more important than red wood ant abundance for the structure of ground-dwelling arthropod assemblages in managed boreal forests.
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.
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.
Interference by wood ant influences size selection and retrieval rate of prey by Formica fusca.
"But what I love about the Watches is that we draw the audience in with the A-listers and then do a piece on something like a snow flea or a wood ant, and so often these little guys that go unnoticed are way more fascinating than the A-list show-offs.
A wood ant, one of the millions from the super colony
Next he seeks out one of the forest's smallest but most important inhabitants, the mighty wood ant.
The rare insect - also called the Southern Wood Ant - is normally only found in southern Britain and is classified globally as ``Near Threatened''.
The foraging system of a red wood ant colony (Formica s.str.) - collecting and defending food through an extended phenotype.
A wood ant, one of the millions from the super colony ATTENBOROUGH AND THE EMPIRE OF THE ANTS BBC2, 9.30pm THE title sounds like Attenborough is a comic book hero, with a vast super colony of ants on hand to perform his every evil deed.