Smaller Yellow Ant Lasius claviger Roger, 1862    Synonyms: Acanthomyops claviger, Acanthomyops parvula, Formica clavigera.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Formicidae   >   Genus Lasius   

Status:

An ant found in a variety of forest and open-area habitats including both dry upland forests and mesic lowland forests, open woods, woods edges, semi-open areas, fields, pastures, and roadsides. Smith (1979) notes that it is a common house pest. (See Frye et al., 2014)

Relationships:

Social parasite of other Lasius species.

There are 15 records in the project database.

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Lasius claviger specimen. Contributed by April Nobile. Photo by AntWeb Data. (MBP list)

A Smaller Yellow Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/21/2017). Determined by James Trager. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

Smaller Yellow Ant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/6/2017). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Lasius claviger in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/16/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Smaller Yellow Ant in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/21/2017). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Smaller Yellow Ant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/21/2020). Determined by James C. Trager and Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

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

Smaller Yellow Ants in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/3/2016). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

A Smaller Yellow Ant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/29/2014). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

Lasius claviger in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/23/2014). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

Smaller Yellow Ants in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/19/2017). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Lasius claviger queen found under a brick in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/23/2014). Determined by Brendon E. Boudinot/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)


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