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Species: Lasius lasioides   (Emery, 1869) 

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Lasius lasioides elegantulus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Prenolepis lasioides Emery, 1869b PDF: 6, pl. 1, fig. 3 (w.q.m.) ITALY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Lasius: Emery, 1870 PDF: 194; in Formicina (Donisthorpea): Emery, 1916a PDF: 241; in Acanthomyops: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927e PDF: 189; in Lasius: Müller, 1923b: 126; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b PDF: 38.
Revived status as species: Stärcke, 1944b: 155.
[Repeat of this synonymy in Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 117, is ignored].
Revived from synonymy: Seifert, 1992b: 8.
Senior synonym of Lasius fumatus: Emery, 1870 PDF: 194; of Lasius fuscula: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 182; of Lasius barbarus: Seifert, 1992b: 8.


Nearctic Region: Georgia
Palearctic Region: Albania, Baleares, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Crete, Croatia, Dodecanese, France, Greece, Ionian Islands, Iran, Israel, Italy, Liguria, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Serbia, Spain

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in Dalmatia


outcrops in North Europe, feeding on exudates of root aphids, but also by scavenging and predating small insects

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 0 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in oak forest, 0 times found in deciduous forest along stream, 0 times found in forest edge, 1 times found in Jardín, 0 times found in wadi mouth, 0 times found in old olive tree plantation, 0 times found in wooded stream valley, 0 times found in deciduous trees and meadows around an artificial lake, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times under stone, 0 times on trunk, 0 times on trunk of deciduous tree, 0 times under stone in the shade, 1 times Tronco de olivo, 0 times park bench, 0 times on trunk of trees, 0 times on trunk of tree, 0 times on trunk of olive tree, 0 times on tree, 0 times on shrubs, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times Hand, 0 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 790 meters, 246 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Lasius alienus barbarus: antweb1008431; Lectotype of Lasius alienus barbarus: casent0912293; Lectotype of Prenolepis lasioides: casent0915590

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