Lasius coloratus

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Lasius coloratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. coloratus
Binomial name
Lasius coloratus
Santschi, 1937

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • coloratus. Lasius niger st. coloratus Santschi, 1937h: 387 (w.q.) TAIWAN. Combination in L. (Lasius): Wilson, 1955a: 60. Junior synonym of niger: Wilson, 1955a: 60. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Seifert, 1992b: 44.



  • Santschi, F. 1937h. Fourmis du Japon et de Formose. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 77: 361-388 (page 387, worker, queen described)
  • Seifert, B. 1992b. A taxonomic revision of the Palaearctic members of the ant subgenus Lasius s.str. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 66(5): 1-67 (page 44, Revived from synonyimy, and raised to species)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 60, Combination in L. (Lasius), and junior synonym of niger)