Formica pallida Latreille

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Formica pallida
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Lasius brunneus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: Formica pallida
Latreille, 1798

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Lasius brunneus.


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

  • pallida. Formica pallida Latreille, 1798: 41 (w.q.) FRANCE.
    • Junior synonym of brunneus: Latreille, 1802c: 169.
    • Subspecies of brunneus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 183; Ruzsky, 1902d: 17; Forel, 1915d: 53 (in key); Novák & Sadil, 1941: 101 (in key).
    • Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Lasius: Seifert, 1992b: 48.

Taxonomic Notes

As the taxa brunneus and pallida were both described by Latreille, and their synonymy was also established by Latreille, it seems reasonable to accept the synonymy.