Latest Black garden ant Stories

Flying Ant Day A Myth
2012-10-18 05:58:33

A new study from the UK claims that the idea of an annual flying ant day, "when swarms of ants emerge and take to the air in a mass mating flight," is a myth.

2010-07-01 14:24:14

The defining feature of social insects is that societies contain queens, which specialise in laying eggs, as well as workers, which are mostly infertile but take care of the offspring and the nest.

2009-07-27 15:35:10

British experts said the swarms of flying ants being reported across the country are likely the result of the warm, wet conditions brought about by summer. Insect experts said the Lasius Niger ants, which grow wings during the closing days of July for their mating season, are out in great numbers this year, particularly in southern England, because of recent weather conditions, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. You need humid, warm conditions for ant mating and it has certainly been wet in...

2009-01-21 13:26:44

An international team of researchers, with the participation of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and CREAF, has achieved to resolve fundamental questions related to the behavior of ants.

2008-12-03 12:34:44

Scientists have warned that a recently discovered ant species may soon be colonizing parks and gardens across northern Europe, including the UK.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.