Lasius illyricus

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Lasius illyricus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. illyricus
Binomial name
Lasius illyricus
Zimmermann, 1935

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Specimen Labels

Information on the ecology and biology of this species is very scarce. Ecological segregation from Lasius emarginatus due to slightly different habitat preferences is witnessed in Greece (Borowiec & Salata, 2013), but no information is available from regions in which L. emarginatus is probably absent (Schifani & Massa, 2020).


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia (type locality), Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Borowiec and Salata, 2013. Figures 17-18.
Borowiec and Salata, 2013. Figure 19-22. Antennal scape. Lasius illyricus: 19. anteral view; 20. dorsal view. Lasius emarginatus: 21. anteral view; 22. dorsal view.


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

  • illyricus. Lasius alienus subsp. illyricus Zimmermann, 1935: 50 (w.q.m.) CROATIA. Junior synonym of alienus: Wilson, 1955a: 78; of emarginatus: Seifert, 1992b: 34. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Borowiec & Salata, 2013: 353.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24(3-4): 335-401.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2017. Ants of the Peloponnese, Greece (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Polish Journal of Entomology 86: 193-236.
  • Bracko G., K. Kiran, C. Karaman, S. Salata, and L. Borowiec. 2016. Survey of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Greek Thrace. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7945. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e7945
  • Salata S., L. Borowiec, and A.Trichas. 2018. Taxonomic Revision of the Cretan Fauna of the Genus Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with Notes on the Endemism of Ant Fauna of Crete. Annales Zoologici (Warsaw) 68(4): 769-808.
  • Salata S., and L Borowiec. 2017. Species of Tetramorium semilaeve complex from Balkans and western Turkey, with description of two new species of (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Annales Zoologici (Warsaw) 62:279–313.
  • Salata S., and L. Borowiec. 2018. Taxonomic and faunistic notes on Greek ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 27: 1-51.
  • Salata S., and L. Borowiec. 2019. Preliminary division of not socially parasitic Greek Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with a description of three new species. ZooKeys 877: 81-131.