Myrmica rubra (Linnaeus, 1758)
Probably the most regularly encountered red Ant in Nottinghamshire, frequenting most habitats and including gardens. Nests under stones and logs etc. Identification is achieved by examining the area between the spines, which is smooth in M. rubra but ridged in M. ruginodis.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Myrmica rubra
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottingham City Council.

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Updated January 2024

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