Name: Red Ant
Scientific name: Myrmica rubra
Nature Stars: 30
About: The common red ant that lives under stones and logs in the garden.
How to identify: Turn over large stones or paving slabs in the garden and you are likely to find a colony of red ants.
Fantastic fact: Red Ants have a painful sting and will attack you if disturbed. Be careful!
Photograph credit: Patrick Jedamzik