Sunday, February 23, 2014

Queen Ants: Can Live Up To 30 Years

According to a published paper (April 17, 1998)  by Ramazan Cetintas about identifying  the insect species with the longest adult life, Black garden ant or The Lasius niger (Europe and in some parts of North America and Asia), has the longest recorded adult life of any insect: 28¾ years in captivity 

Ramazan Cetintas
Department of Entomology & Nematology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  32611-0620
April 17, 1998

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