small colony under a slab of concrete
Asked what would kill fire ants in our mother's vegetable garden, we discussed the effectiveness of several earth-friendly methods before viewing the ant mounds.
But these ants are NOT imported fire ants or leaf cutter ants, and behave as the "red ants" of my youth, but smaller in size. My younger sisters agree.
Please let them be Red Harvester Ants to aid the return of our Texas Horned Lizards!
Little black ant
Argentine(?) ants under a coverboard.
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae /fɔrˈmɪsɨdiː/ and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender...