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Species Lasius neoniger - Cornfield ant

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Lasiini
Genus Lasius (Citronella Ants)
No Taxon (Subgenus Lasius)
Species neoniger (Cornfield ant)
Size
workers 3mm
males 4mm
queens 7-8mm
Identification
Workers are dull, usually yellowish brown (sometimes darker). 4 or (usually) more erect hairs in a row on the lower edge of the hind tibia. Dorsal surface pubescent from head to abdominal apex.
Habitat
Treeless grassy areas or very open woods, typically in well-drained soil.
Life Cycle
Mating flights are in late summer, early fall. Young queens presumably enter winter as do mature colonies, with a cluster of first instar larvae in arrested development.
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