Lasius alienus (Foerster, 1850)
Superficially very similar to Lasius niger, Lasius alienus is a smaller species, often found nesting in open areas that recieve plenty of sunshine. It is a common Ant of heathland areas such as Spalford Warren NR in the east of the county, where this one was photographed in March 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lasius alienus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2020

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