Lasius myops

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Lasius myops
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. myops
Binomial name
Lasius myops
Forel, 1894

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

In Russia this species is found in drier areas or occasionally in oak forests (Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

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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.

  • myops. Lasius flavus r. myops Forel, 1894d: 12 (w.) ALGERIA. Forel, 1915d: 54 (in key) (q.); Seifert, 1983: 13 (m.). Combination in Formicina: Emery, 1916b: 241; in Chthonolasius: Ruzsky, 1925a: 288; in Acanthomyops: Ruzsky, 1925b: 44; in Lasius: Müller, 1923: 128; in L. (Chthonolasius): Ruzsky, 1914a: 59; in L. (Cautolasius): Wilson, 1955a: 112. Subspecies of flavus: Forel, 1915d: 51; Emery, 1916b: 241; Müller, 1923: 128; Karavaiev, 1927c: 278. Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1905f: 397; Bondroit, 1918: 29; Ruzsky, 1925a: 288. Junior synonym of flavus: Wilson, 1955a: 112; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 241; Arakelian, 1994: 120. Revived from synonymy, raised to species and senior synonym of flavoides, flavomyops: Kutter, 1977c: 229; Seifert, 1983: 13; Bolton, 1995b: 224.
  • flavomyops. Formicina flava var. flavomyops Emery, 1916b: 241 (w.) SWITZERLAND. [First available use of Lasius flavus r. myops var. flavomyops Forel, 1915d: 52 (in key); unavailable name.] Combination in Lasius: Emery, 1925b: 231. Junior synonym of flavoides: Emery, 1925b: 231. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Röszler, 1943: 47. Junior synonym of flavus: Wilson, 1955a: 112; of myops: Kutter, 1977c: 229.
  • flavoides. Lasius flavus var. flavoides Emery, 1925b: 231 (w.) SWITZERLAND. [First available use of Lasius flavus subsp. myops var. flavoides Forel, 1894d: 12; unavailable name.] Röszler, 1943: 47 (q.m.). Subspecies of myops: Ruzsky, 1925a: 288; of flavus: Karavaiev, 1936: 209. Junior synonym of flavus: Wilson, 1955a: 112; of myops: Kutter, 1977c: 229.

Description

References

  • Arakelian, G. R. 1994. Fauna of the Republic of Armenia. Hymenopterous insects. Ants (Formicidae). Erevan: Gitutium, 153 pp. (page 120, Junior synonym of flavus)
  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 241, Junior synonym of flavus)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 224, Revived from synonymy, raised to species, and senior synonym of flavoides and flavomyops:)
  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 29, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 241, Combination in Formicina)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 241, Variety/subspecies of flavus)
  • Forel, A. 1894d. Les Formicides de la Province d'Oran (Algérie). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 30: 1-45 (page 12, (in key) queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1915d. Fauna insectorum helvetiae. Hymenoptera. Formicidae. Die Ameisen der Schweiz. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 12(B Beilage: 1-77 (page 51, Variety/subspecies of flavus)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1927d. The ant fauna of Ukraine. Zb. Prats Zool. Muz. 2:1-52 [= Tr. Ukr. Akad. Nauk Fiz.-Mat. Vidd. 4:247-296] (page 278, Variety/subspecies of flavus)
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 229, Revived from synonymy, raised to species, and senior synonym of flavoides and flavomyops: )
  • Müller, G. 1923b. Le formiche della Venezia Guilia e della Dalmazia. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 28: 11-180 (page 128, Combination in Lasius)
  • Müller, G. 1923b. Le formiche della Venezia Guilia e della Dalmazia. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 28: 11-180 (page 128, Variety/subspecies of flavus)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1914a [1913]. Myrmekologische Notizen. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(9 9: 58-63 (page 59, Combination in L. (Chthonolasius))
  • Ruzsky, M. 1925a. Material on the fauna of the spa "Karachinskoe Ozero". Izv. Tomsk. Gos. Univ. 75: 283-290 (page 288, Combination in Chthonolasius)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1925a. Material on the fauna of the spa "Karachinskoe Ozero". Izv. Tomsk. Gos. Univ. 75: 283-290 (page 288, Status as species)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1925b. New data on the ant fauna of Siberia. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 19: 41-46 (page 44, Combination in Acanthomyops)
  • Seifert, B. 1983. The taxonomical and ecological status of Lasius myops Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and first description of its males. Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 57(6): 1-16 (page 13, male described)
  • Seifert, B. 1983. The taxonomical and ecological status of Lasius myops Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and first description of its males. Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 57(6): 1-16 (page 13, Revived from synonymy, raised to species, and senior synonym of flavoides and flavomyops:)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1905j. An annotated list of the ants of New Jersey. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 21: 371-403 (page 397, Status as species)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 112, Combination in L. (Cautolasius))
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 112, Junior synonym of flavus)
  • Zryanin, V.A. and Zryanina, T.A. 2007. Novye dannye o faune murav’ev Srednego Povolzh’ya. Uspekhi Sovremennoj Biologii. 127:226-240. [in Russian]