Yellow Meadow Ant - Lasius flavus


Scientific Name: Lasius flavus (Formicidae).

English Name:  Yellow Meadow Ant.

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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.

Lookalikes:  

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.

 

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