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Species: Lasius (Lasius) alienus   (Foerster, 1850) 

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Lasius alienus_cf, Lasius alienus alieno, Lasius alienus alieno-brunneus, Lasius alienus alieno-niger, Lasius alienus alieno-nigra, Lasius alienus alienus, Lasius alienus americanus, Lasius alienus barbarus, Lasius alienus illyricus, Lasius alienus lasioides, Lasius alienus nigro-alienus, Lasius alienus pannonica, Lasius alienus pontica, Lasius alienus turcicus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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.


Indomalaya Region: India, Pakistan
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Neotropical Region: Mexico
Palearctic Region: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom

Taxon Page Author History

On 2012-07-25 17:14:13 Eli Sarnat modified Identification
On 2012-07-20 18:29:59 Eli Sarnat modified Biology
On 2012-07-20 18:29:01 Eli Sarnat modified Distribution

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 Meadow, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in pinyon-cedar-oak woodland, 0 times found in Short grass prairie, 0 times found in shortgrass prairie, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times under stone, 5 times nest under rock, 5 times nest under stone, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 5 times foragers, 2 times hardwood trees, 0 times on sandy roadside, 2 times ex rotten log, 4 times ground foragers, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nests under bark of dead and down tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Under rock, 2 times pitfall trap, 48 times search, 12 times hand collecting, 1 times log stage 4, 0 times Manual catch, 0 times under log, 2 times log stage 3, 3 times winkler, 0 times log stage 2, 6 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3170 meters, 1357 meters average

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

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