Lasius niger

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Author(s): Fritz Geller-Grimm
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Lasius niger (Linnaeus) - (black garden ant)

This is a common ant in Europe, e.g. in urban areas, fields and pastures. It can become a pest when it farms aphids on crops. It is monomorphic and the colonies contain hundreds to more than 10,000 workers.


Vernacular names
• Deutsch: schwarze Wegameise
• English: black garden ant
• Español: hormiga negra
• Français: fourmi noire des jardins


For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.