Formica subsericea

Common Names: Formica subsericea, Formica ant
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Ants

'By a considerable margin the most abundant and widely distributed black Formica east of the Rocky Mountains' -- James C. Trager. Recognizable by its slightly silky sheen and rounded rear margin of the head.

Found in fields, residential areas, pretty much anywhere.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.