Checklist of Lasius species

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Lasius
Formicinae
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Lasius niger
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Distribution
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Species Richness
Statistics
Valid Species 141
Invalid Species 50
Fossils 23
Countries Occupied 78
Year Described 1862
First Species Described 1758
Last Species Described 2020

The following species and subspecies belong to the genus Lasius. Synonyms are listed under their senior names. For valid names only see Lasius species and for distribution information see Lasius species by Country.

A

alienoflavus Bingham, 1903 (India, Nepal, Pakistan)
alienoniger Forel, 1874
alienus (Foerster, 1850) (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
americanus Emery, 1893 (Canada, Mexico, United States)
aphidicola (Walsh, 1863) (Canada, Mexico, United States)
   • Lasius umbratus epinotalis Buren, 1944

arizonicus Wheeler, W.M., 1917 (Mexico, United States)
atopus Cole, 1958 (United States)
austriacus Schlick-Steiner, 2003 (Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey)

B

balcanicus Seifert, 1988 (Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey)
balearicus Talavera, Espadaler & Vila, 2014 (Spain)
bicornis (Foerster, 1850) (Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey)
   • Acanthomyops bicornis kashmirensis Donisthorpe, 1930
   • Formica incisa Schenck Schenck, 1852
   • Formicina microgyna Bondroit, 1918
   • Lasius bicornis neapolitana Emery, 1922
   • Lasius bicornis oertzeni Forel, 1910

bombycina Seifert & Galkowski, 2016 (Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey)
brevicornis Emery, 1893 (Canada, United States)
   • Lasius brevicornis microps Wheeler, W.M., 1917
   • Lasius flavus claripennis Wheeler, W.M., 1917
   • Lasius helvus Cook, 1953

brevipalpus Seifert, 2020 (Kazakhstan)
brunneus (Latreille, 1798) (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
   • Acanthomyops brunneus nigrobrunneus Donisthorpe, 1926
   • Formica pallida Latreille Latreille, 1798
   • Formica timida Foerster, 1850
   • Lasius niger alienobrunneus Forel, 1874

buccatus Stärcke, 1942 (Slovakia)
bureni (Wing, 1968) (United States)

C

californicus Wheeler, W.M., 1917 (Mexico, United States)
capitatus (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927) (Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation)
carniolicus Mayr, 1861 (Afghanistan, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey)
   • Lasius carniolicus kusnezovi Karavaiev, 1929

casevitzi Seifert & Galkowski, 2016 (France)
chinensis Seifert, 2020 (China)
cinereus Seifert, 1992 (France, Iberian Peninsula, Spain)
citrinus Emery, 1922 (Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland)
   • Formica affinis Schenck Schenck, 1852

claviger (Roger, 1862) (United States)
   • Lasius parvula Smith, M.R., 1934

colei (Wing, 1968) (United States)
coloradensis Wheeler, W.M., 1917 (Canada, United States)
coloratus Santschi, 1937 (China, Taiwan)
creightoni (Wing, 1968) (United States)
creticus Seifert, 2020 (Greece, Iran)
crinitus (Smith, F., 1858) (India, Nepal)
   • Acanthomyops hingstoni Donisthorpe, 1929

crypticus Wilson, 1955 (Canada, Mexico, United States)
cyperus Seifert, 2020 (Cyprus)

D

distinguendus (Emery, 1916) (Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey)
   • Formicina distinguenda hybrida Bondroit, 1918
   • Formicina umbrata nuda Bondroit, 1917

draco Collingwood, 1982 (Bhutan, India)

E

elevatus Bharti & Gul, 2013 (India)
emarginatus (Olivier, 1792) (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
   • Lasius emarginatus brunneoemarginatus Forel, 1874
   • Lasius niger nigroemarginatus Forel, 1874

emeryi Ruzsky, 1905
escamole Reza, 1925 (Mexico)
excavatus Seifert, 2020 (Iran)
exulans Fabricius, 1804

F

fallax Wilson, 1955 (Canada, United States)
flavescens Forel, 1904 (Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan)
flavoniger Seifert, 1992 (Turkey)
flavus (Fabricius, 1782) (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
   • Formicina flava morbosa Bondroit, 1918
   • Lasius flavus fuscoides Ruzsky, 1902
   • Lasius flavus odoratus Ruzsky, 1905
   • Lasius flavus olivacea Karavaiev, 1926
   • Lasius umbratus apennina Menozzi, 1925
   • Lasius umbratus ibericus Santschi, 1925

fuji Radchenko, 2005 (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Russian Federation)
fuliginosus (Latreille, 1798) (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

G

grandis Forel, 1909 (Albania, Andorra, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula, Portugal, Spain)

H

hayashi Yamauchi & Hayashida, 1970 (China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation)
hikosanus Yamauchi, 1979 (Japan)
himalayanus Bingham, 1903 (China, India, Iran, Pakistan)
hirsutus Seifert, 1992 (India, Pakistan)
humilis Wheeler, W.M., 1917 (United States)

I

illyricus Zimmermann, 1935 (Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine)
   • Lasius alienus pontica Stärcke, 1944

interjectus Mayr, 1866 (United States)
israelicus Seifert, 2020 (Israel)

J

japonicus Santschi, 1941 (China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation)
jensi Seifert, 1982 (Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain)

K

kabaki Seifert, 2020 (China)
karpinisi Seifert, 1992 (Greece)
koreanus Seifert, 1992 (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation)
kritikos Seifert, 2020 (Greece)

L

lasioides (Emery, 1869) (Albania, Balearic Islands, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Israel, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Turkey)
   • Lasius alienus barbarus Santschi, 1931
   • Lasius fumatus Emery, 1869
   • Prenolepis fusculus Emery, 1869

latipes (Walsh, 1863) (Canada, Mexico, United States)
lawarai Seifert, 1992 (India, Pakistan)
   • Lasius breviscapus Seifert, 1992

longiceps Seifert, 1988 (Russian Federation)
longicirrus Chang & He, 2002 (China)
longipalpus Seifert, 2020 (China, Japan, Russian Federation)

M

magnus Seifert, 1992 (Bhutan, India)
maltaeus Seifert, 2020 (Malta)
mauretanicus Seifert, 2020 (Canary Islands, Morocco)
meridionalis (Bondroit, 1920) (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
mexicanus Wheeler, W.M., 1914 (Mexico)
mikir Collingwood, 1982 (India)
minimus (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928)
minutus Emery, 1893 (Canada, United States)
mixtoumbratus Forel, 1874 (Republic of Macedonia)
mixtus (Nylander, 1846) (Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
monticola (Buckley, 1866)
morisitai Yamauchi, 1979 (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation)
murphyi Forel, 1901 (United States)
myops Forel, 1894 (Algeria, 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)
   • Formicina flava flavomyops Emery, 1916
   • Lasius flavus flavoides Emery, 1925

myrmidon Mei, 1998 (Greece)

N

nearcticus Wheeler, W.M., 1906 (Canada, United States)
   • Formica mellea Provancher Provancher, 1881

neglectus Van Loon, Boomsma & Andrasfalvy, 1990 (Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uzbekistan)
neoniger Emery, 1893 (Canada, Mexico, United States)
nevadensis Cole, 1956 (United States)
niger (Linnaeus, 1758) (Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Channel Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States)
niger pinetorum Ruzsky, 1907 (Russian Federation)
nigerrimus (Christ, 1791)
nigrescens Stitz, 1930 (Russian Federation)
nipponensis Forel, 1912 (China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Taiwan)
   • Lasius crispus Wilson Wilson, 1955

nitidigaster Seifert, 1996 (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia)
nitidus (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927)

O

obscuratus Stitz, 1930 (China, Georgia, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tibet)
   • Lasius gebaueri Seifert, 1992

occidentalis Wheeler, W.M., 1909 (Mexico, United States)
orientalis Karavaiev, 1912 (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation)
   • Lasius ouchii Teranishi, 1940
   • Lasius teranishii Wheeler, W.M., 1928

P

pallescens (Schenck, 1852) (Germany)
pallitarsis (Provancher, 1881) (Canada, Mexico, United States)
   • Lasius niger sitkaensis Pergande, 1900

pannonicus Röszler, 1942
paralienus Seifert, 1992 (Andorra, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey)
persicus Seifert, 2020 (Iran)
piliferus Seifert, 1992 (Andorra, Iberian Peninsula, Portugal, Spain)
platythorax Seifert, 1991 (Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
plumopilosus Buren, 1941 (United States)
pogonogynus Buren, 1950 (United States)
precursor Seifert, 2020 (Turkey)
productus Wilson, 1955 (China, Japan)
przewalskii Ruzsky, 1915 (Mongolia, Tibet)
psammophilus Seifert, 1992 (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
pubescens Buren, 1942 (United States)

R

rabaudi (Bondroit, 1917) (Afghanistan, Denmark, France, Georgia, Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey)
reginae Faber, 1967 (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Mongolia, Slovenia)
rubiginosa (Latreille, 1802)
ruficornis (Fabricius, 1804)

S

sabularum (Bondroit, 1918) (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iberian Peninsula, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
sakagamii Yamauchi & Hayashida, 1970 (Japan)
schaeferi Seifert, 1992 (China, Tibet)
schulzi Seifert, 1992 (Turkey)
sichuense Seifert, 2020 (China)
silvaticus Seifert, 2020 (Iran)
sitiens Wilson, 1955 (Mexico, United States)
sonobei Yamauchi, 1979 (Japan)
spathepus Wheeler, W.M., 1910 (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation)
speculiventris Emery, 1893 (United States)
subglaber Emery, 1893 (Canada, United States)
   • Lasius clavigeroides Buren, 1942

subumbratus Viereck, 1903 (Canada, Mexico, United States)

T

talpa Wilson, 1955 (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, India, Japan, Pakistan, Republic of Korea)
tapinomoides Salata & Borowiec, 2018 (Greece)
tebessae Seifert, 1992 (Algeria, Israel)
tibialis Santschi, 1936 (Morocco)
transylvanicus Röszler, 1943
tunisius Seifert, 2020 (Tunisia)
turcicus Santschi, 1921 (Georgia, Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey)

U

umbratus (Nylander, 1846) (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
   • Chthonolasius affinis nyaradi Röszler, 1943
   • Formicina belgarum Bondroit, 1918
   • Lasius silvestrii Wheeler, W.M., 1928
   • Lasius silvestrii osakana Santschi, 1941
   • Lasius umbratus affinoumbratus Donisthorpe, 1914
   • Lasius umbratus exacutus Ruzsky, 1902
   • Lasius umbratus hirtiscapus Stärcke, 1937

uzbeki Seifert, 1992 (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan)

V

vestitus Wheeler, W.M., 1910 (Canada, United States)
   • Lasius pilosus Smith, M.R., 1934

viehmeyeri Emery, 1922 (Croatia, Greece, Romania)
   • Lasius viehmeyeri dalmatica Stärcke, 1937

vostochni Seifert, 2020 (Russian Federation)

W

wittmeri Seifert, 1992 (India, Pakistan)

X

xerophilus Mackay, W.P. & Mackay, E.E., 1994 (United States)

Fossil Species

A

anthracinus (Heer, 1867) (Burdigalian, Early Miocene

Radoboj, Croatia)

C

chambonensis Théobald, 1935 (Pliocene

Lac Chambon, Auvergne, France)
crispus Théobald, 1935 (Late Miocene

Joursac, Auvergne, France)

E

epicentrus Théobald, 1937 (Chattian stage, Late Oligocene

Aix-en-Provence, France)

G

globularis (Heer, 1849) (Burdigalian, Early Miocene

Radoboj, Croatia)
glom LaPolla & Greenwlalt, 2015 (Lutetian, Middle Eocene

Kishenehn Formation shale, Montana, United States)

I

inflatus (Zhang, J., 1989) (Early Miocene

Shanwang, China)

L

longaevus (Heer, 1849) (Burdigalian, Early Miocene

Radoboj, Croatia)
longipennis (Heer, 1849) (Burdigalian, Early Miocene

Radoboj, Croatia)

M

mordicus Zhang, J., 1989 (Early Miocene

Shanwang, China)

N

nemorivagus Wheeler, W.M., 1915 (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene

Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region)

O

oblongus Assmann, 1870 (Late Miocene

Schossnitz (= Sosnica?), Silesia, Poland)
occultatus (Heer, 1849) (Burdigalian, Early Miocene

Radoboj, Croatia)

occultatus parschlugianus (Heer, 1849) (Fossil (details uncertain))

ophthalmicus (Heer, 1849) (Burdigalian, Early Miocene

Radoboj, Croatia)

P

peritulus (Cockerell, 1927) (Late Eocene

Florissant, Colorado, United States)
pumilus Mayr, 1868 (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene

Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region)
punctulatus Mayr, 1868 (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene

Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region)

S

schiefferdeckeri Mayr, 1868 (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene

Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region)

T

tertiarius Zalessky, 1949 (Serravallian, Miocene

Berezovsky massif, Zakarpatskaya, Ukraine)
truncatus Zhang, J., 1989 (Early Miocene

Shanwang, China)

V

validus Zhang, J., 1989 (Early Miocene

Shanwang, China)
vetulus Dlussky, 1981 (Middle Miocene

Vishnevaya Balka Creek, Stavropol, Russian Federation)