Ants are social insects that belong to the same order as wasps and bees. Voted as the number one nuisance pest in the UK, ants can colonise ...
Ants are social insects that belong to the same order as wasps and bees. Each ant is a member of a highly organised colony or nest which can sometimes consist of millions of individuals. Within a single nest, there are workers, soldiers, drones and queens and colonies can occupy and use a wide area of land to support them.
There are about 11,880 known ant species, most of which are tropical. Ants are extremely social creatures and their ability to adapt to most environments has enabled them to colonise almost every landmass on Earth.
Of the 11,880 known species of ant, few are indigenous to the UK. Listed below are the ant species that can commonly be found within the British Isles.
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