Lasiophanes perplexus

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Lasiophanes perplexus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Lasiophanes
Species: L. perplexus
Binomial name
Lasiophanes perplexus
(Santschi, 1920)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • perplexus. Melophorus (Lasiophanes) perplexus Santschi, 1920d: 384 (q.) CHILE. Combination in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Junior synonym of nigriventris: Kusnezov, 1952c: 92. Revived from synonymy: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 107.



  • Kusnezov, N. 1952e [1951]. Lasiophanes Emery en la Patagonia. Acta Zool. Lilloana 12: 89-100 (page 92, Junior synonym of nigriventris)
  • Santschi, F. 1920d [1919]. Formicides africains et américains nouveaux. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 88: 361-390 (page 384, queen described)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 107, Revived from synonymy)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 (page 70, Combination in Lasiophanes)