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Species Lasius emarginatus

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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 emarginatus (Lasius emarginatus)
Size
Workers: 3 to 5.5 mm. Females: 7–10 mm. Males: 7-4,5 mm
Identification
Combination of:
- Contrasting orange-brown alitrunk (apparent thorax, i.e. actually thorax + propodaeum) and
- Long scapi (1rst antennal segments) overreaching the vertex.
Life Cycle
Queens may live for 30 years, workers, 3 years.
Remarks
Introduced very recently from the Mediterranean and central Europe (Europe, Caucasus, Asia Minor).
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