Lasius longiceps

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Lasius longiceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. longiceps
Binomial name
Lasius longiceps
Seifert, 1988



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Russian Federation (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.

  • longiceps. Lasius (Chthonolasius) jensi subsp. longiceps Seifert, 1988: 158, figs. 12, 22, 31 (w.q.) RUSSIA.
    • Raised to species: Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007: 235.

Taxonomic Notes

Originally described as an eastern subspecies of Lasius jensi. Based on material available when describing this form, the western-most specimens of L. longiceps were some 1000km east of the closest L. jensi material. However, Zryanin & Zryanina (2007) found these two forms to be parapatric in the Nizhny Novgorod region and found consistent differences in allometry and chaetotaxy, suggesting two separate species are involved.



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.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.