Lasius platythorax

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Lasius platythorax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. platythorax
Binomial name
Lasius platythorax
Seifert, 1991

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Specimen labels

A European species very similar to Lasius niger (Rigato & Toni, 2011). It is known to commonly nest in the dead wood (Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007).

Photo Gallery

  • Lasius platythorax queen. Photo by Michal Kukla.
  • Lasius platythorax queen. Photo by Michal Kukla.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany (type locality), Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

A Croatian study (Bujan et al. 2015) found L. platythorax was numerically dominant in a sampled fen and two adjacent suceesional habitats (reed and willow; young forest: a mixture of willows and different woody and herbaceous species characteristic of the surrounding beech forest). This ant was also present in an adjacent mature beech forest.

Castes

Worker

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • platythorax. Lasius (Lasius) platythorax Seifert, 1991: 73, figs. 3, 6, 7 (w.q.) GERMANY. Prince, 1996: 299 (m.). See also: Seifert, 1992b: 29.

Description

References

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  • Prince, A. J. 1996. Lasius platythorax Seifert 1991 (Hym., Formicidae) on the Somerset Levels, with notes on distinguishing the male from that of Lasius niger (L.). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 132: 299-303 (page 299, male described)
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