Formica dakotensis

Dakota Ants


Formica dakotensis, Dakota Ant, Saskatchewan image

 

Family: Formicidae

Subfamily: Formicinae

Tribe: Formicini

 

Formica is a cosmopolitan genus containing about 180 extant species and 56 fossil ones.

Formica dakotensis is an exclusively prairie species.

Photo data: 28 August 2012. Saskatoon Natural Prairie, Saskatchewan.

Determined by Dr. James C. Trager.