Take the 2-minute tour ×
Biology Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for biology researchers, academics, and students. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have an ant queen in a jar. This is what she looks like:

black ant queen captured in jar

Because I'm planning to start an artificial ant nest, I'd like to learn something about that specific species of ant. This particular queen is very common in the Czech Republic, central Europe. It's also very common in cities.

  1. Could you tell what kind of queen is that?
  2. Is there any image reference that would help me find out? Ideally with some location search possibility.
share|improve this question
3  
I am not an expert of ants, but it looks very much like the common black garden ant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_garden_ant –  skymninge Jul 21 at 6:19
    
For a moment, I hoped she will be some special badass ant queen. But I love her anyway. –  Tomáš Zato Jul 21 at 20:30

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

As @skymnige said it is definitely Black garden ant (Lasius niger)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.