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Lasius flavus

Lasius flavus
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Lasius flavus
Reference : LFOUR-015
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae Tribes: Lasiini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographic distribution: Europe, and Asia

Habitat: Lawns exposed to the sun with low vegetation.

Colony shape: Polygyne

Queen: Size: 8 - 9mm Color: Light brown, orangey yellow

Workers: Size: 3 - 5mm Color: Yellow orange

Major: No

Male: Size 3.5 - 4.5mm Color: Black

Food: Honeydew, but also a lot of small insects like mealworms, fly, mosquito, crickets etc ...

Humidity: Hunting area: 50 - 60% Nest: 60 - 70%

Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21 - 24 ° C

Hibernation: Yes, from mid-November to early March between 12 and 15 ° C

Nest type: Nest with plaster tubes the first year and after reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Lasius flavus generally come out little and feed on honeydeeds secreted by the aphids they raise in their tunnels under ground (themselves feed on the sap of the roots ...), this species has a strong need for moisture.

Development: Swarming from June to July.

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 30 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: From 50,000 to 100,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.

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