Cornfield Ant Lasius neoniger Emery, 1893    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Formicidae   >   Genus Lasius   

Status:

Found in open, often disturbed sites, including woods edges, grassy fields, cultivated fields, meadows, prairies, roadsides, and lawns; rarely in woods though there are records from open woods. Smith (1979) notes that it is a common lawn and house pest. (See Frye et al., 2014)

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Lasius neoniger specimen. Contributed by unknown photographer. Photo by AntWeb Data. (MBP list)

A Cornfield Ant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/18/2015). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Cornfield Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/20/2016).Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Cornfield Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/20/2016). Identification verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Cornfield Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/20/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Cornfield Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/20/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Lasius neoniger in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Tim Foard. (MBP list)

A Cornfield Ant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/8/2019). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth and James C. Trager via BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)


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