The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
This species is predominantly a southern species in Britain.
Recorded in East and West Cornwall, where it probably under-recorded. Queens can
occasionally be found in moth traps (Pontin, 2005).
Habitat & Ecology
Found on sea cliffs, cliff tops and heathland. New nests are founded by queens which invade the nests of Lasius alienus and Lasius flavus .
No known threats.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.