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Lasius flavus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Subgenus: Cautolasius
Wilson, 1955
Type species
Formica flava, now Lasius flavus

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Specimen labels

This is currently a subgenus of Lasius. Please see Lasius for further information.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • CAUTOLASIUS [subgenus of Lasius]
    • Cautolasius Wilson, 1955a: 13 [as subgenus of Lasius]. Type-species: Formica flava, by original designation.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 97, Cautolasius as subgenus of Lasius)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 179, Cautolasius as subgenus of Lasius [provisional])
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 13, Cautolasius as subgenus of Lasius)