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Species: Lasius distinguendus   (Emery, 1916) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formicina umbrata subsp. distinguenda Emery, 1916b PDF: 64, figs. VI,4; VII,6 (w.q.) ITALY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Karavaiev, 1936: 214 (m.).
[Also described as new, but Lasius bicornis susbp. Lasius distinguenda, by Emery, 1916a PDF: 242.].
Raised to species: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 32.
Status as species: Müller, 1923b PDF: 130.
Junior synonym of Lasius umbratus: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 151.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Lasius umbratus: Pisarski, 1975: 39.
Revived status as species: Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 72.
Senior synonym of Lasius hybrida: Stärcke, 1937 PDF: 57; [missing reference] Seifert, 1988: 149; of Lasius nuda and material of the unavailable name Lasius cereomicans referred here: Seifert, 1990 PDF: 10.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Slovenia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174

Lasius distinguendusHNS (Emery, 1916:64)

This is an inadequately characterised species. It is mainly found in South and Central Europe and most easily recognised in the queen caste. It is like a larger, paler L. mixtusHNS but has more abundant genal hairs and a high broadly emarginate scale. The worker has occasional tibial hairs and longer body hairs than L. mixtusHNS and would be more easily confused with L. umbratusHNS. According to B. Pisarski (priv.commun.) it occurs in North Germany and probably also in Poland.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Unknown, 3 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 1 times found in village, 1 times found in roadside in village.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on the ground, 1 times foraging on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall trap, 2 times search, 2 times Manual catch.

Elevations: collected from 250 - 1106 meters, 678 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Lasius distinguendus: casent0905682; syntype of Formicina umbrata nuda: casent0915376; syntype of Formicina umbrata nuda: casent0912284; syntype of Formicina umbrata distinguenda hybrida: casent0905683

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