Lasius longiceps

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Lasius longiceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. longiceps
Binomial name
Lasius longiceps
Seifert, 1988

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Russian Federation (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • longiceps. Lasius (Chthonolasius) jensi subsp. longiceps Seifert, 1988: 158, figs. 12, 22, 31 (w.q.) RUSSIA.
    • Raised to species: Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007: 235.

Taxonomic Notes

Originally described as an eastern subspecies of Lasius jensi. Based on material available when describing this form, the western-most specimens of L. longiceps were some 1000km east of the closest L. jensi material. However, Zryanin & Zryanina (2007) found these two forms to be parapatric in the Nizhny Novgorod region and found consistent differences in allometry and chaetotaxy, suggesting two separate species are involved.

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