Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Arrival of the invasive exotic ant Lasius neglectus Van Loon, Boomsma & Andrásfalvy, 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on the Cantabrian coast.

Abstract

The ant Lasius neglectus is recorded for the first time from the Cantabrian coast of Spain, from the municipality of Sopelana (Bizkaia). The colony occupies a surface of 50 ha, and is a considerable nuisance in homes. The residents claim to have been affected by this species for the past 3-4 years. Hence, it is possible that Lasius neglectus could be more widespread in northern Iberia than previously thought.