Yellow Meadow Ant

Name: Yellow Meadow Ant

Scientific name: Lasius flavus

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: This is the common ant that creates anthills in old grassland and downland.

How to identify: One of several closely related and very similar species that build ant hills.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 20

Fantastic fact: Meadow Ants spend most of their life underground where they feed on honeydew produced by aphids that they 'farm' on grass roots.

Photograph credit: bramblejungle


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