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Species: Lasius alienus   (Foerster, 1850) 

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See Also:

Lasius alienus_cf, Lasius alienus_nr1, Lasius alienus_nr2

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Formica aliena Foerster, 1850a: 36 (w.m.) GERMANY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Lasius americanus, Lasius pannonica and material of the unavailable names Lasius alienoamericanus, Lasius flavidus, Lasius turkmenus referred here: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 77.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists) Species is native to: Nearctic, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Indomalaya Region: India, Pakistan
Nearctic Region: Canada, United States
Neotropical Region: Mexico
Palearctic Region: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Lasius alienus   Forel, A., 1890, Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique, Comptes-rendus des Seances 34, pp. 61-76: 67, (download) 67 3926
Lasius alienus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 97-98, (download) 97-98 6175
Lasius alienus   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 alienus   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Lasius alienus   Forel, A., 1894, Les formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part IV. Adjonction aux genres Camponotus, Mayr., et Polyrhachis, Shuck., Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 8, pp. 396-420: 404, (download) 404 3951
Lasius alienus nov. sp.  Andre, E., 1887, Description de quelques fourmis nouvelles ou imparfaitement connues., Revista de Entomologia 6, pp. 280-298: 288, (download) 288 6877

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 0 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 1 times found in beech-maple forest, 0 times found in heathlands, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in Meadow, 6 times found in pine-fir woodland, 0 times found in pinyon-cedar-oak woodland, 0 times found in shortgrass prairie, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times nest under rock, 3 times under stone, 2 times hardwood trees, 0 times on sandy roadside, 1 times nests under bark of dead and down tree, 1 times stray foragers on river side, 1 times semi damp soil, 0 times on leaf litter, 1 times nest under bark of standing dead tree, 1 times nest in sand under rock, 1 times ground, preserved area, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Under rock, 0 times Pitfall trap, 14 times hand collecting, 1 times log stage 4, 0 times Manual catch, 3 times Search, 0 times under log, 2 times log stage 3, 6 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 6 times Hand, 1 times log stage 5, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3170 meters, 1629 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica aliena: casent0915591; syntype of Lasius niger americanus: casent0905677; type of Formica aliena: focol0754

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