Ants believed to have a “kamikaze attraction” to electricity have been discovered in one of England’s finest National Trust gardens.
Colonies of lasius neglectus, the so-called Asian super ant, have being found at Hidcote Manor, near Chipping Campden, in Gloucestershire.
It is thought to be the first recorded sighting in the UK, although they have been spotted in mainland Europe.
See previous article ‘Ant invader knocks on UK’s door‘
ETA: Useful info on the species here.