Lasius psammophilus

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Lasius psammophilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species complex: obscuratus
Species: L. psammophilus
Binomial name
Lasius psammophilus
Seifert, 1992

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Specimen labels

In Russia this species shows a strong preference for sandy soils in dry pine forests and similar habitats. Nests lack mounds (Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007).

Photo Gallery

  • Lasius psammophilus is relatively common in Italy in areas of sandy soil. Photo by Elia Nalini.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany (type locality), Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, 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

This species is a host for the temporary parasites Lasius meridionalis and Lasius umbratus.

Castes

Worker

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • psammophilus. Lasius (Lasius) psammophilus Seifert, 1992b: 15, figs. 4, 6, 11 (w.q.) GERMANY.

Description

References

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