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Allegheny Mound Ant

Allegheny mound ants have a reddish head and thorax. The abdomen and legs are dark brown to black. The workers vary in size from 3.2 to 6.3 mm. Do not try to disturb its mound without any professional knowledge, for this type of ant doesn't bite but the story may change if the mound was disturbed.

Queens produce eggs that become workers and reproductives. To establish a new colony, a mated queen and a contingent of workers leave the colony to select a new nesting site.

The Allegheny mound ant is a type of mound-building ant in the United States. These ants are found along the Atlantic coast from Nova Scotia to Georgia. They are most common in the Midwest and Northeast.


"It's not enough to be busy. So are the ants.The question is, what are we busy about?"

- Henry David Thoreau

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Mounds are where most of the Ant species live and it would be a great help if you know how to get rid of it.

Does the size of an anthill determine how big the underground network of the nest is?

The size of the mound doesn't necessarily correlate with the underground network. For instance, nests of the winter ant Prenolepis imparis can be 2.5 - 3.6 meters deep, though the entrance is fairly inconspicuous. As for the ones you're seeing, it sounds to me like an Allegheny mound ant, Formica excectoides. They're found from Nova Scotia to Georgia and produce very large mounds.