Black Ant

Black ant is a term used for eusocial insects of the family Formicidae that are black in color. It has been used to describe many ants, including, but not limited to:

  • The Black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)
  • The Black garden ant (Lasius niger)
  • Some ant mimics look like black ants (see Ant mimicry)

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List Of Ants Of Great Britain - Formicinae
... carpenter ants * Formica aquilonia, northern wood ant – A wood ant building tall, conical, thatched mound nests ... Formica cunicularia – A large ant often with some reddish parts quite common in parts of southern England ... Formica exsecta – A large ant with a deeply excised head found in Devon and highlands of Scotland ...

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