Field Ants, Thatch-Mound Ants

Official Name

Formica

Size

3 - 9 mm

Color

Pale Yellowish to Reddish Brown to Black or a Combination

Geographical Location

Found throughout the United States

Common Household Location

Lawn And Garden

Identifying Characteristics

  • Wingless females forming castes of "workers", "soldiers", or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called "drones" and one or more fertile females called "queens".

Official Name

Formica

Size

3 - 9 mm

Color

Pale Yellowish to Reddish Brown to Black or a Combination

Geographical Location

Found throughout the United States

Common Household Location

Lawn And Garden

Identifying Characteristics

  • Wingless females forming castes of "workers", "soldiers", or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called "drones" and one or more fertile females called "queens".

Notes

Formica is a genus of ants of the family Formicidae, commonly known as wood ants, mound ants, thatching ants, and field ants. Formica is the type genus of the Formicidae, and of the subfamily Formicinae.The type species of genus Formica is the European red wood ant Formica rufa.Ants of this genus tend to be between 4 and 8 mm long.