Field Ant

Field Ant

The largest genus of ants in America north of Mexico. Also called thatching ants.

  • Common Name: Field Ant
  • Scentific Name: Formica spp.
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Hymenoptera/Formicidea
  • Metamorphosis: Complete
  • Size


    Workers polymorphic, 1/8-3/8" long

  • Color


    Brown, black, reddish or a combination of these colors.

  • Biology


    Because of the size and diversity of this genus, few generalizations can be made. They have several different methods of nest construction.

  • Habit


    Most species causing problems around structures are either thatching ants or associated with masonry walls, concrete sidewalks, etc.

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