Name: Yellow Meadow Ant
Scientific name: Lasius flavus
Nature Stars: 40
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.
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