Lasius fuliginosus (Jet ant)♀︎

Hedera helix (Ivy)

Last update: 30 May 2023


Common

LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden

OBSERVATION:
2022-IV-18


The Ivy (Hedera helix) attracts many hymenoptera that drink honeydew by licking it from the leaf surface. Many ants spend a lot of their time this way, like this female Jet ant (Lasius fuliginosus) [1].

Jet ant ♀︎ (Lasius fuliginosus), imago on Ivy (Hedera helix)
Jet ant ♀︎ (Lasius fuliginosus), imago on Ivy (Hedera helix)

Literature

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