Lasius fuliginosus (Latreille, 1798)
Until only very recently, there was just a single Nottinghamshire record from Sherwood Forest dating to 1907 and it was believed that Lasius fuliginosus had long since died out in the county. However, news of the discovery of a colony at Netherfield in August 2018 (Kavanagh, T.) was forwarded to us a few weeks later by Peter Smith, who informed us that workers were tending Aphids on Tansy (Tenacetum vulgare), close to the River Trent.

In 2023, a second fuliginosus colony, with many workers tending at least two species of Aphids on Goat Sallow, was located some way from the original colony found in 2018 (Tyler, M.).

Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lasius fuliginosus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Smith. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tony Kavanagh. Mark Tyler.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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