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scientific name    Lasius sitkaensis    

habitat
Found on mainly in forests and forest/grassland areas. In Alberta tends to be found in the mountain and foothills regions (Sharplin, 1966).

seasonality
Found form May through to September.

identification
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).

life history
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).

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous, feed on insects and farm aphids.

range
Found from New Mexico the Alaska, California to Quebec.

notes
The common name Volcano Ant or Crater Ant is based on the crater like entrances it builds for its colony.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38674



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