Lasius flavescens

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Lasius flavescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. flavescens
Binomial name
Lasius flavescens
Forel, 1904

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan (type locality).

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • flavescens. Lasius niger r. flavescens Forel, 1904b: 386 (w.) UZBEKISTAN. Ruzsky, 1905b: 304 (q.). Junior synonym of niger: Wilson, 1955a: 59. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Collingwood, 1961a: 72. See also: Dlussky, 1962: 181; Tarbinsky, 1976: 136; Seifert, 1992b: 26.



  • Collingwood, C. A. 1961a [1960]. The third Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Zoological Results 27. Formicidae (Insecta) from Afghanistan. Vidensk. Medd. Dan. Naturhist. Foren. 123: 51-79 (page 72, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1962. Ants of the northern slopes of the Talasskii Alatau range. Tr. Inst. Zool. Akad. Nauk Kaz. SSR 18: 177-188 (page 181, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1904c [1903]. Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg. Ezheg. Zool. Muz. 8: 368-388 (page 386, worker described)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 304, queen described)
  • Seifert, B. 1992b. A taxonomic revision of the Palaearctic members of the ant subgenus Lasius s.str. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 66(5): 1-67 (page 26, see also)
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 136, see also)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 59, Junior synonym of niger)