Unsure on ant type. Observed on the Texas Buckeye Trail near the Trinity
nest on trail
is this ant native?
A all black, medium sized, ant wandering along tree bark
People were getting itchy bites from these
Rather large black bodied ants nesting(?) in a dead tree stump, with winged individuals
A bicolored medium sized ant
Platonic ideal of segmented body!
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...