AnAge entry for Lasius niger

Classification (HAGRID: 00007)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda (Taxon entry)
        Class: Insecta (Taxon entry)
            Order: Hymenoptera
                Family: Formicidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Lasius
Species
Lasius niger
Common name
Black garden ant

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
28 years
Source
ref. 411
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Like in other species of ants, there are major differences in longevity between queens and workers. Workers normally live up to 1-2 years while queens have can live up to 28 years [0411].

Life history traits (averages)

No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 577031
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Taxonomy ID 67767
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