Yellow Meadow Ant

Lasius flavus


Over all length 3 - 5mm. Small yellow ants that spend most of their time below ground. The nests are conspicuous hills, several are often found close together.


Meadows and grasslands, woodland edge, parks and gardens. They feed on other insects and the honey-dew from root feeding aphids.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.