Introducing wood ants: evolution, phylogeny, identification and distribution

  title={Introducing wood ants: evolution, phylogeny, identification and distribution},
  author={Jenni A. Stockan and Elva J. H. Robinson and James C. Trager and Izumi Yao and Bernhard Seifert},
Few insects in the cool temperate northern hemisphere are as conspicuous as red wood ants. Most red wood ants build large and enduring nest mounds reaching more than 2 m in height, penetrating considerably further beneath the ground surface and thatched on top with a layer of plant material. These mounds are marvels of engineering with a complex array of tunnels and chambers in a carefully controlled environment. Nests may be interlinked, forming, in extreme cases, vast colonies of up to 400… 

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