Subfamily FORMICINAE
Tribe LASIINI

Lasius neglectus Van Loon, Boomsma & Andrásfalvy

Lasius neglectus, full face view of a worker (click image to enlarge).
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Lasius neglectus, side view of a worker (click image to enlarge).
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Lasius neglectus, thought to be native to Turkey, is a recent introduction to Europe. Although this species has not yet been found in the United States, it is one to be on the lookout for as it is listed as one of 15 exotic species of concern on the Global Invasive Species Database.

Links

AntWeb Images

Global Invasive Species Database: Lasius neglectus- http://www.invasivespecies.net/database/species/ecology.asp?si=663&fr=1&sts=sss