A note on Formica rufa (wood ant).

  • L.P. O'Flanagan
Keywords: Wood ant, forest fauna, forest insects, biological control, forest protection.


The purpose of this note is to record the transfer of part of a Formica Rufa colony from Bansha Forest and its establishment in Lacken Wood, Enniskerry State Forest. (Nat. Grid. ref. 0-19.15). Since it may be considered worthwhile to say something about the life and habits of this interesting woodland ant, I have compiled the following, mainly from Donislthorpe's "British Ants"...
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O’Flanagan, L. (1967) “A note on Formica rufa (wood ant).”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9092 (Accessed: 29May2024).