Black Garden Ant Lasius niger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Probably the commonest Ant in Nottinghamshire, Lasius niger is an extremely familiar Ant which is very often found in gardens. It is probably best known for the masses of flying ants which occur on humid July and August afternoons.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lasius niger
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). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Nottingham City Council. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Damian Taylor. NBGRC. Peter Acton. Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2024

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