Red Ant

Name: Red Ant

Scientific name: Myrmica rubra

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: The common red ant that lives under stones and logs in the garden.

How to identify: Turn over large stones or paving slabs in the garden and you are likely to find a colony of red ants.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 80
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 10
  • Traveller: 20

Fantastic fact: Red Ants have a painful sting and will attack you if disturbed. Be careful!

Photograph credit: Patrick Jedamzik  

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