Ants and Slow-worms Anguis fragilis

LOST ITS TAIL?


while lifting up the paving slabs to poison the ants we came accross four baby slow worms. usually they breed in August so was guite suprised at this find.

They must have been feeding on the ants as they were inches away from the ant eggs.

HEAD OF THE SLOW WORM,

black ant

flying ants and yet another species who are supposed to come out next month,

the larvae or eggs are fed by worker ants and moved to a new site if the nest is disturbed.

Lasius niger, the common black ant, occurs in soil under stones and pavements, In late summer, large mating swarms of winged ants are produced

RED ANTS EGGS