Myrmica lobicornis (Nylander, 1846)
An uncommon Ant in Nottinghamshire, with the only known records coming from Clumber Park in 2011 (per NBN Gateway) and from Sherwood Heath near Ollerton in 2016 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton , D.T.). It may well be restricted to areas of lowland heath in the Sherwood Forest area. Myrmica lobicornis is noticeably dark and a much darker brown Ant than the more common Myrmica rubra and M. ruginodis and foraging workers are often recorded singly.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Myrmica lobicornis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - NBN Gateway. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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