Formica subsericea
  • Formica subsericea

    Silky Field Ants

    A highly sought after species among intermediate and advanced ant-keepers, Formica subsericea is famous for the aggressive nature of its workers. Without many natural predators, rural populations of F. subsericea grow to extraordinary sizes and have even been known to develop symbiotic relationships with other ants including Monomorium minimum and Myrmica lobifrons. 

    • Worker Size: 7 - 8 mm

      Queen Size: 11 - 13 mm


      Subfamily: Formicinae

      Species Tribe: Formicini


      Coloration/Hue: Black with silky, silver pubescence

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): July

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Morning


      Polymorphic: No

      Polygynous: No

      Polydomous: No