Ants in The UK

Ants UK. Ants may be something you almost never notice, or perhaps you’re always wondering “Why do I have ants in my house?“. Either way, there are one quadrillion (10,000,000,000,000,000) of these insects on our world—more than a million ants per person.

Ants are a common insect in the UK. They are found in gardens, parks and other green spaces. Ants can be found all over the world, but they are most common in warmer climates.

Ants have been around for millions of years and they have evolved to live in many different environments. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Ants live in colonies with one queen and many workers who do all the work for the colony.

The queen ant is usually bigger than the other ants and she lays eggs which become new ants. The queen ant also produces a chemical called pheromones which tell other ants what to do and where to go.

Let’s jump into the world of those tunnel-dwelling workers, soldiers and queens and find out a bit more about them.

 Types of Ants in UK

Ants are one of the most common insects in the UK. There are many different types of ants in the UK, and they can be found in a variety of habitats.

The most common type of ant found in the UK is the black garden ant. They are usually found in gardens, parks and other green spaces. They feed on dead insects, seeds and fruit that has fallen from trees.

Another type of ant that is commonly found in the UK is the red wood ant. These ants live mainly on trees and shrubs, but they can also be found on logs or under stones or bark on the ground. They feed mainly on sap from plants, but they will also eat dead insects if they find them.

The most common ants in the UK are the black garden ant, the carpenter ant, and the pavement ant.

The black garden ant is a small species of ants that can be found in gardens and parks. They are also known as “little black ants” or “black ants”. They are usually dark brown to black in colour with a yellowish-brown head and thorax. The carpenter ant is a large species of ants that can be found in gardens, parks, and woodlands. They are also known as “big red ants” or “red ants” because they have a reddish-brown body with a darker abdomen. The pavement ant is another large species of ants that can be found in gardens, parks, and woodlands.

Common Black Garden Ant (Lasius Niger)

The black garden ant is a common species of ant that can be found in many parts of the world. They are also known as Lasius niger.

The black garden ant is a social insect that lives in colonies. These colonies can have up to 100,000 ants and they are usually found in moist environments such as gardens, lawns, and fields. The black garden ant is omnivorous and feeds on both plants and animals. They will eat anything from seeds to insects to other small invertebrates.

The pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis)


The Pharaoh Ant is a species of ant that is native to Africa. It was introduced to the United Kingdom in the 1920s and has since spread across Europe.

The Pharaoh Ant is a small, reddish-brown ant with a long, thin waist. They are about 1 mm in length and have an average wingspan of 2mm. They are omnivores and feed on both plant material and insects.

Pharaoh Ants are social insects that live in colonies with one queen, many males, and many female workers. The colony can grow to be very large – up to 10 million ants!

Yellow Meadow Ant (Lasius Flavus)

The yellow meadow ant is a species of ant that is found in the UK. It is a small, black and yellow ant that can be found in grasslands and meadows.

The yellow meadow ant has been studied for its ability to survive in harsh environments. It has been found that they are able to survive in cold climates by hibernating during the winter months. They also have a high tolerance for heat, which allows them to live in hot climates as well.

Ants -Yellow Meadow Ant
Ants -Yellow Meadow Ant

 Carpenter Ants (Formica ligniperda)

Carpenter ants are a type of ant that is native to the United States. They are also found in the UK, but they are not as common. Carpenter ants can be identified by their black and red coloration and their long antennae.

Carpenter ants live in wooded areas, where they build nests out of chewed up wood. These nests can be found in trees, logs, or under rocks or other objects on the ground. Carpenter ants feed on plants and other insects that they find in these areas.

Argentine Ants Linepithema humile

The Argentine Ant is a species of ant that was introduced to the UK in the late 1800s. It is now found throughout the country, and has been classified as an invasive species.

The Argentine Ant is a small, reddish-brown ant with a long, thin waist. They are about 1mm long and have a distinctive pointed head. They are often confused with other ants in the UK such as the Black Garden Ant or Pharaoh’s Ant.

The Argentine Ants are omnivores and will eat anything from seeds to meat to honeydew from aphids. They also feed on dead insects and animals, which can be dangerous for other wildlife such as birds and frogs that may not be able to defend themselves against them.

Flying Ants UK

Flying ants are a common sight in the UK. They are usually seen in late summer and early autumn. The flying ant is a type of ant that has wings and can fly. They are usually seen in late summer and early autumn, but they can be seen at any time of the year.


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