a reddish-brown European ant, Formica rufa, typically living in anthills in woodlands
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MacCook often observed the same fact later, among, with others, the already described Pennsylvanian wood-ant.Animal Intelligence|George J. Romanes
He discovered, also, what old stumps to tear apart when he wanted a pleasantly acid tonic dose of the larvæ of the wood-ant.The Heart of the Ancient Wood|Charles G. D. Roberts