Viewed at 1020 within gravel area of picnic area in Franklin Mountain State Park. Ants could be seen entering and exiting colony.
Big ants with large, segmented abdomen hurdled on the under side of a leaf.
Found beneath a piece of Black Walnut bark
Hormigas de color negro, muchas, encontradas en el piso junto a la banqueta, miden aproximadamente 5mm. En un día soleado y casi a medio día.
On an oak tree.
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...