Lasius ruficornis

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Lasius ruficornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. ruficornis
Binomial name
Lasius ruficornis
(Fabricius, 1804)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • ruficornis. Formica ruficornis Fabricius, 1804: 397 (q.) INDIA. Junior synonym of flavus: Roger, 1862c: 285; Mayr, 1886d: 429. Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Lasius: Bolton, 1995b: 225. [Identity of this taxon is unknowable (material lost, description very vague), so Roger's synonymy may stand. Emery's, 1925b: 231, provisional synonymy of ruficornis with nearcticus is certainly incorrect.]

Description

References

  • Fabricius, J. C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunswick: C. Reichard, xiv + 15-439 + 30 pp. (page 397, queen described)
  • Roger, J. 1862c. Synonymische Bemerkungen. 1. Ueber Formiciden. Berl. Entomol. Z. 6: 283-297 (page 285, Junior synonym of flavus)