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Lasius (Acanthomyops) claviger is a nest-founding parasite.  Following this young queen's mating flight, she will attempt to enter the nest of a Lasius species, kill the resident queen, and coopt the Lasius worker force to raise out her own offspring. 

South Bristol, New York, USA

Lasius (Acanthomyops) claviger is a nest-founding parasite. Following this young queen's mating flight, she will attempt to enter the nest of a Lasius species, kill the resident queen, and coopt the Lasius worker force to raise out her own offspring. South Bristol, New York, USA

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