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Formica subsericea

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Formica subsericea

Family: Formicinae 

Found in open woods and around the edges of woods. Workers forage for seeds and plant material mostly during the day. They gather the seeds for the nutritious elaiosomes, aiding in seed dispersal. They also tend aphids for honeydew.

Their colonies are large. Their nests are low mounds with many entrances, sometimes under rocks or other objects. 

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