We noticed that there were several winged red ant queens on both our front door, and the next flat door; but they fly off as soon as you get close to them. They may be Myrmica rubra, but are also small enough to be possibly Temnothorax as Wood did not have his specs on so could not ID them. When he went back with his glasses on they had all flown away. Typical isn't it.
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They could be Myrmica rubra, the Queens look like solitary wasps!
I know that we have a Myrmica rubra nest not too far from our door, and they looked like this species; but as I didn't have any way of checking them out properly I could not ID them for certain. If they did come from our local nest then it is nice to know it has grown mature enough to send out alates, and escape the notice of the Lasius niger nests which are far more numerous. I doubt that the L. flavus would bother as I have found this species living happily together with Myrmica rubra on several occasions.