Nature Nook – Ants

Lets meet our most common ants:

Hello! In this guide, we will introduce you to some of our most common ants and help you learn a little bit about them. Are you ready? Let’s get started …

garden ant

Garden Ant

meadow ant

Meadow Ant

pavement ants

Pavement Ant

robber ant, learn all about ants

Robber Ant

wood ant

Wood Ant

What are ants?

The scientific classification of ants is as follows:

  • Common name: Ants
  • Class Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Formicidae

A few ant facts:

Here is a quick overview of some ant facts and features:

  • There are over 12,000 species of ants on this planet
  • We have 50 species of ants in the UK, but only 5 are common.
  • Ants live in groups called armies or colonies
  • They are divided into 4 castes: queens, males, workers and soldiers.
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