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Species: Lasius flavus   (Fabricius, 1782) 

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Lasius flavus_nr1, Lasius flavus alieno-flavus, Lasius flavus apennina, Lasius flavus claripennis, Lasius flavus flavo, Lasius flavus flavo-myops, Lasius flavus flavoides, Lasius flavus flavus, Lasius flavus fuscoides, Lasius flavus microps, Lasius flavus morbosa, Lasius flavus myopes, Lasius flavus myops, Lasius flavus myopus, Lasius flavus nearctica, Lasius flavus nearcticus, Lasius flavus odorata, Lasius flavus odoratus, Lasius flavus olivacea

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Formica flava Fabricius, 1782: 491 (w.) EUROPE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1798: 42 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953c PDF: 152 (l.); Hauschteck, 1962 PDF: 219 (k.); Imai, 1966b PDF: 120 (k.).
Senior synonym of Lasius ruficornis: Roger, 1862c PDF: 285; of Lasius ibericus and material of the unavailable name Lasius sancho referred here: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 112; Seifert, 1990 PDF: 12; of Lasius apennina, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius fuscoides, Lasius helvus, Lasius microps (and its junior synonym Lasius claripennis), Lasius morbosa, Lasius odoratus, Lasius olivacea: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 112.


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Palearctic Region: Aargau, Albania, Alicante, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Brabant-Wallon, Brussel Hoofdstedelijk G, Bulgaria, Central Bohemia, Channel Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hainaut, Hovedstaden, Huesca, Hungary, Ionian Islands, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Limburg, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mazandaran, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namur, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Oost-Vlaanderen, Peloponnese, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Sjaelland, Skåne, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Teruel, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Valais, Vlaams-Brabant, Västra Götaland, West-Vlaanderen, Western Finland, Zurich

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Lasius flavus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 96, (download) 96 6175
Lasius flavus   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Anthropogenic, 0 times found in dry grassland, 0 times found in heathlands, 0 times found in Wet grassland, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 0 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 0 times found in Forest, 6 times found in pine-fir woodland, 0 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times nest under rock, 5 times Under stone, 10 times Nido bajo piedra, 1 times nest under debris, many alate males and several alate queens observed & collected; numerous callows also present, including some alate males, 7 times nbp, 6 times Bajo piedra, 3 times Nest under stone, 2 times nest under stone in pine duff, 2 times Nido bajo tocón, 1 times nest under rocks, 1 times dealate gynes under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Manual catch, 0 times Pitfall trap, 36 times Hand, 16 times hand collecting, 4 times Under rock, 0 times Color trap, 1 times search, 0 times White pitfall, 0 times Malaise trap, 0 times Nest sample, 0 times Under stone, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2987 meters, 1444 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: fmnhins0000114109; syntype of Lasius brevicornis: casent0905678; syntype of Lasius umbratus ibericus: casent0912281; syntype of Lasius umbratus ibericus sancho: casent0912282; type of Lasius flavus: casent0903209, casent0903210

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