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Species: Lasius grandis   Forel, 1909 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Lasius niger var. grandis Forel, 1909c PDF: 104 (w.) SPAIN. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Lasius alienus: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 77; of Lasius niger: Yarrow, 1967 PDF: 30.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Seifert, 1992b PDF: 32.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Macaronesia, Morocco
    Europe: Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Pinar, 6 times found in Huerto Naranjos, 6 times found in Bosque de Ribera, 5 times found in Eucaliptos,mimosas, 3 times found in Bosque caducifolio/pinos/eucaliptos, 4 times found in Jardín, 00 times found in 21, 2 times found in Urbano, 2 times found in Gardens, 3 times found in anthropogenic, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times Nido bajo piedra, 5 times Bajo piedra, 5 times Forrajeando, 6 times Foraging, 2 times NBP, 4 times under stone, 2 times Nest under tree log, 3 times Nest under stone, 1 times Nido en dunas, 1 times Nido en base arbol cerca río, 1 times Nido bajo tocón de árbol enmedio de hojarasca, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 60 times Hand, 15 times search, 11 times Pitfall, 9 times Net, 1 times Yellow Trap, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 14 hours, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2250 meters, 378 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Lasius grandis: casent0911047

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