The amazon ant Polyergus rufescens (Latreille, 1798) is recorded in Norway. Two cohorts were observed at Skåtøy, Kragerø municipality (TEY, EIS 11), 9 July 1995, raiding pupae of Formica fusca Linnaeus, 1758, which is one of the most reported hosts of the Amazon ant in Europe. These are the first records of P. rufescens in Norway. About 30 workers were collected, all deposited in the collections at the Natural History Museum of Oslo. The distribution and biology of the species are briefly discussed.
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Norwegian Journal of Entomology: http://www.entomologi.no/journals/nje/nje.htm.
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