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Lasius cf. lasioides

Added on: 12/17/2010
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Lasius lasioides is a small Lasius species distributed in Southern of Europe and hence doesn't require deep hibernation. In contrary to Laius niger this species is colored more blackish-brown (especially their limbs) and is a bit smaller (2-3 mm). It is also less aggressive. Nests are builded well in deadwood as under stones (in soil).

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Size: Workers: 2 - 3 mm, Queen: 7 - 8 mm
  • Color: blackish-brown
  • Distribution: Southern Europe (Lowlands)
  • Nutrition: primary honey- or sugar water and later protein in the form of insects and other small animals
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20 - 28 °C
  • Nest building: soild nests, deathwood
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