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Abstract

First incursion of Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an invasive polygynous ant in Britain.

Abstract

In 2009 an infestation of Lasius neglectus Van Loon, Boomsma & Andrasfalvy was discovered at Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire. The purpose of this paper is to make a formal report of this first record of L. neglectus in Britain and also to encourage entomologists to look out for it and report any other sightings.