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Formica pratensis - a wood ant

Formica pratensis Retzius, 1783 [dbid 26851]
Vernacular names: EN: a wood ant
Image 5920 2007-06-05
Les Cévennes, Lozère, FR

[Formica pratensis][Formica pratensis]Image 4387 2006-06-15
Guernsey, GG

Identity is not confirmed.
[IMG 5920] I think this ant could be Formica pratensis, rather than F. rufa - the black markings on the thorax are extensive, very black/matt and sharply-defined. Further evidence could come from the habitat, nest site and form.

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