SO7636 : Anthills at Glenberrow

taken 10 years ago, near to Hollybush, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Anthills at Glenberrow
Anthills at Glenberrow
Many of the undisturbed fields and areas of common around here are studded with the anthills of the Yellow Meadow Ant (Lasius flavus). This small, brownish-yellow ant nests underground but creates domes of soil above ground as temperature and humidity regulating structures. The nest can extend up to a metre below the ground. The workers are nocturnal and not often seen unless a stone over a nest is disturbed. They forage among the grass and cultivate aphids underground on the roots of plants to feed on the aphid secretions.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 March, 2008
Category
Insects > Insects   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 766 365 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.5959N 2:20.4777W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 765 365
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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