Formica obscuripes

Dark-footed Ant / Thatching Ant

Formica obscuripes, Thatching Ant, Alberta image


Family: Formicidae

Subfamily: Formicinae

Tribe: Formicini


Workers of Formica obscuripes build large mound nests out of grasses and twigs. Their primary diet consists of insects (Gordon and Headrick, 2011).

Photo data: 16 June 2013. Banff, Alberta.

GPS data: 51.1928, -115.5387. Elevation 1478 meters above sea level.

Determined by Dr. James C. Trager.

Formica obscuripes, ant photo from Alberta