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Lepisiota frauenfeldi

Basic information
Scientific name Lepisiota frauenfeldi (No picture)
Common names Browsing ant
Higher taxon Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera
Natural range Southern Europe
Habitat Dry bare ground, street. Nests in gaps in scrap wood or concrete blocks.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Aichi, Oska, Hyogo, Fukuoka and Okinawa Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Found at the Port of Nagoya in 2017.
Route Under Construction.
Impact Predation, competition against native species.
Regulation in Japan Import, transport and keeping are prohibited in Japan by the Invasive Alien Species Act.
Introduced range in other countries East Asia, Southeast Asia, West Asia, Indian Ocean Africa, Oceania, West Pacific island/ocean.
Reference Notes
  • Ueda & Murakami (2022) A record of Lepisiota frauenfeldi (Mayr, 1955) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Konchu new series. 25(1). 33-36 (in Jpn)
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