Lasius sabularum

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Lasius sabularum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. sabularum
Binomial name
Lasius sabularum
(Bondroit, 1918)

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Specimen labels

This species exhibits temporary social parasitism. Queens found new colonies by infiltrating an established nest of Lasius niger, killing the queen and using host workers to care for her initial brood.

At a Glance • Temporary parasite  
 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France (type locality), Germany, Iberian Peninsula, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • sabularum. Formicina umbrata var. sabularum Bondroit, 1918: 30 (q.) FRANCE. Seifert, 1988: 147 (w.m.). Combination in Lasius (Chthonolasius): Emery, 1925b: 234. Subspecies of mixtus: Bondroit, 1920a: 143; Stitz, 1939: 299. Junior synonym of umbratus: Stärcke, 1937: 56; Wilson, 1955a: 151. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Seifert, 1988: 147.

Description

References

  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 30, queen described)
  • Bondroit, J. 1920a [1919]. Notes diverses sur des fourmis d'Europe. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 59: 143-158 (page 143, Variety of mixtus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 234, Combination in Lasius (Chthonolasius))
  • Seifert, B. 1988a. A revision of the European species of the ant subgenus Chthonolasius (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomol. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dres. 51: 143-180 (page 147, worker, male described)
  • Seifert, B. 1988a. A revision of the European species of the ant subgenus Chthonolasius (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomol. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dres. 51: 143-180 (page 147, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species)
  • Stärcke, A. 1937. Retouches sur quelques fourmis d'Europe. II. Lasius groupe umbratus Nylander. Tijdschr. Entomol. 80: 38-72 (page 56, Junior synonym of umbratus)
  • Stitz, H. 1939. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Meersteile nach ihren Merkmalen und nach ihrer Lebensweise. 37. Theil. Hautflüger oder Hymenoptera. I: Ameisen oder Formicidae. Jena: G. Fischer, 428 pp. (page 299, Variety of mixtus)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 151, Junior synonymy of umbratus)