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Species: Lasius brunneus   (Latreille, 1798) 

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Lasius brunneus_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica brunnea Latreille, 1798 PDF: 41 (w.q.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1855 PDF: 358 (m.); Lorite et al., 1998: 28 (k.).
Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 50; in Donisthorpea: Donisthorpe, 1915f: 347; in Formicina: Emery, 1916a PDF: 241; in Lasius: Müller, 1923b PDF: 127; in Acanthomyops: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927e PDF: 188; in Lasius (Lasius): Wilson, 1955a PDF: 47.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Lasius brunneus emarginatobrunneus.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Iran, Tajikistan
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Lasius brunneus   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 700, (download) 700 4445
Lasius brunneus   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820
Lasius brunneus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 98, (download) 98 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 264 times found in Unknown, 139 times found in Forest, 105 times found in Anthropogenic, 15 times found in dry grassland, 14 times found in Wet grassland, 12 times found in shrubs, 8 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 2 times found in Urban area, 3 times found in heathlands, 2 times found in beech forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on trunk, 2 times leaf litter (-10-0 cm), 2 times ground foragers, 1 times under stones, 1 times under stone in soil (-5-0 cm), 1 times under stone, 1 times under bark on tree, 1 times stray workers, 1 times Sobre corteza, 1 times rotten log, 1 times on tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 194 times Manual catch, 91 times Pitfall trap, 41 times sifting of soil samples, 13 times Search, 9 times Malaise trap, 5 times Hand, 5 times pitfall, 5 times beating, 3 times light trap, 2 times White color trap, 2 times Alcohol trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 13 - 1800 meters, 489 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Lasius niger alienobrunneus: casent0911044; type of Lasius brunneus var. obscuratus: focol2737

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