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Lasius flavus is a common ant in its native range, often being found in gardens as well as in meadows and moorland.

I live in the North East of England and have had the greatest success finding this ant under flagstones in gardens and amongst rocky outcrops in moorland.

In dryish areas with heather or bracken, looking under stones is your best bet. The below photograph shows an area where I located over 30 L. flavus nests within 50m of each other. The soil was damp but not wet under and around the stones but dry by comparison to much of the coniferous woodland nearby.

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