|scientific name Formica podzolica |
Found most commonly in open woodlands (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
Found through May to September.
Workers are ~3.5-6.3 mm in length and are brownish-black color with slightly paler appendages (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977). Pubescence on gaster creates a silky luster (Francoeur, 1973).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.
Probably one of the most common ants throughout North America (Francoeur, 1973).
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