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Black ant in garden

Observed: 29th May 2011 By: Mark at MagdalenMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Black-ant-2
Description:

Lasius niger? feeding from an extrafloral nectary located on the stipule of a Vicia sativa plant.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Black Ant (Lasius niger) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

The picture shows enough

The picture shows enough detail to be sure it is L. niger s.s (i.e. not L. platythorax). Not often that happens!

M.

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