Yellow Meadow Ant – Lasius flavus

The yellow/orange ant picture below is the only individual Yellow Meadow Ant we have seen in the garden since launching Wildlifegarden in May 2021.

The adjacent Jet Black Ant is much larger and more common in the garden. The Black Garden Ant is a similar size. All three species belong to the genus Lasius.

Lasius flavus is a common ant species in the wider countryside, their nests often resulting in a mound of earth / ant hill.