|scientific name Lasius sitkaensis |
Found on mainly in forests and forest/grassland areas. In Alberta tends to be found in the mountain and foothills regions (Sharplin, 1966).
Found form May through to September.
Workers are a brownish color and are ~3.0-4.5mm in length. They have large eyes and have one or more offset teeth at the basal angle of the masticatory border (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
Nest under rotten wood or stones (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). Queens found colonies individually and nuptial flights take place in August or early September (Fisher and Cover, 2007).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous, feed on insects and farm aphids.
Found from New Mexico the Alaska, California to Quebec.
The common name Volcano Ant or Crater Ant is based on the crater like entrances it builds for its colony.
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