Field ants on plant bud

Field Ants

Field Ants are part of a large group of subspecies and varieties in the Formica family. Worker field ants grow to 1/8 to 1/4 inch in length. Body color may be brown, black or reddish.

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What is the Field Ant Diet?

Field ants mostly feed on mealy-bugs, scale insects found on trees and shrubs, and honeydew. Honeydew is a substance from plant-sucking insects such as aphids.

What is the Field Ant Reproductive Cycle?

Field ant colonies are founded by a single inseminated female. Most species of field ant have gynecoid workers that can lay eggs so they can also function as substitute queens.

Where do Field Ants Live?

Most species of field ants usually cause problems around structures, most commonly masonry walls, concrete sidewalks, etc. They will also construct mounds made of plant materials, grass, twigs, leaves, and pine needles. Field ant nests are usually found around shrubs, rocks and small trees.

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