Formica (Raptiformica) sanguinea
Formica sanguinea are a species found throughout Europe. åÊThis is a blood-red-brown ant with a black abdomen and head. åÊThis species ofåÊFormicaåÊåÊisåÊvery fascinating for their 'robbery of slaves'. During the summer months, they attack otheråÊFormicaåÊspecies, most commonlyåÊFormica fuscaåÊfor their larva and cocoons,. åÊHowever thisåÊFormicaåÊcan live without any slaveåÊants and can move very fast.åÊ
Most colonies are monogynousåÊmeaning they have only one queen.åÊåÊ
åÊYes, October to late March.
åÊInsects, honey water