Scientific Name: Lasius flavus (Formicidae).
English Name: Yellow Meadow Ant.
5 Key Characters:
- yellowish brown.
- found in rough grassland and form large mounds on unmown sites.
- forms mating swarms in late summer.
- 2 - 9 mm long, depending on sex and caste.
- feed on root aphids and their honeydew.
Habitat: Rough grassland and meadows.
Active Period: Swarm July - September.
Status: Widespread and common.
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Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:
|Alate, September, in our orchard.|
|Alate, in our orchard, September.|