Lasius (Acanthomyops) claviger
Gannett Hill, Ontario Co., New York, USA
Lasius (Acanthomyops) are nest-founding parasites. Following this young queen's mating flight, she will attempt to enter the nest of a Lasius species, kill the resident queen, and coopt the Lasius worker force to raise out her own offspring.
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