Lasius reginae

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Lasius reginae
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. reginae
Binomial name
Lasius reginae
Faber, 1967

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Specimen Labels

This species exhibits temporary social parasitism. Queens found new colonies by infiltrating an established nest of Lasius alienus or Lasius myops, killing the queen and using host workers to care for her initial brood.

At a Glance • Temporary parasite  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Austria (type locality), Czech Republic, Germany, Mongolia, Slovenia.

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.

  • reginae. Lasius (Austrolasius) reginae Faber, 1967: 75, figs. 2-6, 8-13, 16-19, 21-23 (w.q.m.) AUSTRIA.



  • Buschinger, A. (2009) Social parasitism among ants: a review. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 219-235.
  • Faber, W. 1967. Beiträge zur Kenntnis sozialparasitischer Ameisen. I. Lasius (Austrolasius n. sg.) reginae n. sp., eine neue temporär sozialparasitische Erdameise aus Österreich (Hym. Formicidae). Pflanzenschutz Ber. 36: 73-107 (page 75, figs. 2-6, 8-13, 16-19, 21-23 worker, queen, male described)