Lasius neoniger is perhaps the most abundant and widespread native ant in the eastern United States. Colonies can be found almost anywhere, but are very common in open fields with slightly sandier soil. L. neoniger is skilled in the art of tending aphids for honeydew.
Worker Size: 3 - 4 mm
Queen Size: 8 - 9 mm
Species Tribe: Lasiini
Coloration/Hue: Brown with light brown pubescense
Nuptial Flight (TOY): September
Nuptial Flight (TOD): Afternoon - Evening