Lasius lasioides

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Lasius lasioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. lasioides
Binomial name
Lasius lasioides
(Emery, 1869)

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Species known from Mediterranean Europe, Anatolia and along the Atlas mountains (Morocco). This is the first published record for Sardinia (Rigato & Toni, 2011).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Albania, Balearic Islands, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Israel, Italy (type locality), Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Turkey.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • fumatus. Lasius fumatus Emery, 1869b: 26, fig. 3 (w.q.) ITALY. Junior synonym of lasioides: Emery, 1870: 194. [The species referred to as Prenolepis lasioides in the text of Emery, 1869b: 6, is referred to in the list of figures for that paper (p. 26) as Lasius fumatus. Both names refer to the same specimens and hence are automatically synonymous.]
  • fuscula. Prenolepis fusculus Emery, 1869b: 8, pl. 1, fig. 4 (w.) ITALY. [Also referred to as Lasius fusculus by Emery, 1869b: 26.] Junior synonym of lasioides: Dalla Torre, 1893: 182.
  • lasioides. Prenolepis lasioides Emery, 1869b: 6, pl. 1, fig. 3 (w.q.m.) ITALY. Combination in Lasius: Emery, 1870: 194; in Formicina (Donisthorpea): Emery, 1916b: 241; in Acanthomyops: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927e: 189; in Lasius: Müller, 1923: 126; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b: 38. Subspecies of alienus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 182; of niger: Forel, 1913d: 434; Emery, 1916b: 241; Menozzi, 1925d: 34. Revived status as species: Stärcke, 1944a: 155. Junior synonym of alienus: Wilson, 1955a: 77; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 58 [Repeat of this synonymy in Arakelian, 1994: 117, is ignored]. Revived from synonymy: Seifert, 1992b: 8. Senior synonym of fumatus: Emery, 1870: 194; of fuscula: Dalla Torre, 1893: 182; of barbarus: Seifert, 1992b: 8.
  • barbarus. Lasius alienus var. barbarus Santschi, 1931a: 11 (w.) MOROCCO. [First available use of Lasius niger st. lasioides var. barbara Santschi, 1921e: 170; unavailable name.] Subspecies of brunneus: Santschi, 1936c: 208. Junior synonym of alienus: Wilson, 1955a: 78; of lasioides: Seifert, 1992b: 8.

Description

References

  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 58, Junior synonym of alienus [Repeat of this synonymy in Arakelian, 1994: 117, is ignored]. )
  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 182, Variety/subspecies of alienus)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 182, Senior synonym of fuscula)
  • Emery, C. 1869b. Enumerazione dei formicidi che rinvengonsi nei contorni di Napoli con descrizioni di specie nuove o meno conosciute. Ann. Accad. Aspir. Nat. Secunda Era 2: 1-26 (page 6, pl. 1, fig. 3 worker, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1870. Studi mirmecologici. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2: 193-201 (page 194, Combination in Lasius)
  • Emery, C. 1870. Studi mirmecologici. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2: 193-201 (page 194, Senior synonym of fumatus)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 241, Combination in Formicina (Donisthorpea))
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 241, Variety/subspecies of niger)
  • Forel, A. 1913d. Fourmis de la faune méditerranéenne récoltées par MM. U. et J. Sahlberg. Rev. Suisse Zool. 21: 427-438 (page 434, Variety/subspecies of niger)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1927e. Contributions to the knowledge of the myrmecology of Turkestan. III. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 21: 186-196 (page 189, Combination in Acanthomyops)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1929b. Die Ameisenfauna Daghestans. Zool. Anz. 83: 34-45 (page 38, Combination in Lasius)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925d [1924]. Res mutinenses. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Atti Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena 55[=(6)3 3: 22-47 (page 34, Variety/subspecies of nigersta)
  • Müller, G. 1923b. Le formiche della Venezia Guilia e della Dalmazia. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 28: 11-180 (page 126, Combination in Lasius)
  • Rigato, F.; Toni, I. 2011. Short notes 21. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Pp. 873-882 in: Nardi, G.; Whitmore, D.; Bardiani, M.; Birtele, D.; Mason, F.; Spada, L.; Cerretti, P. (eds.) 2011. Biodiversity of Marganai and Montimannu (Sardinia). Research in the framework of the ICP Forests network. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 5. Sommacampagna, Verona: Cierre Edizioni, 896 pp.
  • 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 8, Revived from synonymy)
  • 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 8, Senior synonym of barbarus)
  • Stärcke, A. 1944b. Retouches sur quelques fourmis d'Europe. III. Autres Lasius. Entomol. Ber. (Amst.) 11: 153-158 (page 155, Revived status as species)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 77, Junior synonym of alienus)