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Species: Lasius (Acanthomyops) latipes   (Walsh, 1863) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Formica latipes Walsh, 1863 PDF: 311 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1866b PDF: 889; in Lasius (Acanthomyops): Emery, 1893k PDF: 642; in Acanthomyops: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 431; in Lasius: Ward, 2005 PDF: 13.

Distribution:

NEARCTIC: USA (AZ, MA)

Biology:

Sandy areas in glaciated region

Comments:

Neotype selected by Wing (1968:98).

Notes:

IUCN Red List status: VU D2 Listed as: Acanthomypos latipes

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Forel, A., 1886:
[[ queen ]]. A la description de Mayr (Verh. k. k. zool. bot. Ges Wien, 1866, p. 889) j'ai a ajouter que les ailes sont comme chez les autres Lasius , mais assez etroites et mediocrement enfumees de brunatre.
Etats-Unis (coll. de Saussure).

Mayr, G., 1866:
Femina: Long. corp. sine abdomine 6 mm. Nitida, rufo-flava, mandibularem margine masticatorio nigro, pronoto antice, mesonoto antice et lateraliter, metanoto et petioli squama fuscescentibus; copiose flavidopilosa, femoribus sparse, tibiis tarsisque haud pilosis; caput sublaeve, quadrangulare, longius quam latius, thorace paululum angustius; mandibulae laevigatae ante apicem disperse fortiter punetatae; antennarum scapus et funiculus valde clavati; pronotum subopacum, mesonotum, scutellum et metanotum nitida et laevia; petiolus cum squama erecta, mediocriter crassa, subquadrata, angulis rotundatis, marginibus incrassatis et margine superiori medio indistincte emarginato; femora et tibiae valde compressa et fortiter dilatata; tarsi breves et non compressi.
Visconsin (Mus. Holm.). Dem Exemplare fehlen die Fluegel und der Hinterleib.
Beim ersten Anblicke dieser Art glaubte ich, eine neue Gattung vor mir zu haben, denn die aussergewoehnlich zusammengedrueckten Schenkel und Schienen geben dem Thiere ein ganz eigenthuemliches Aussehen. Wenn man aber die Beine, welche, wie z. B. bei Camponotus , grossem Wechsel bei derselben Gattung unterworfen sind, nicht in Ruecksicht bringt, so reiht sich diese Art zunaechst an L. (Acanthomyops) claviger , nur sind bei L. latipes die Fuehler noch mehr keulenfoermig verdickt. Da nun die abgeplatteten Beine kein wesentliches Merkmal abgeben koennen, und da sich in Bezug der verdickten Fuehler durch L. claviger und interjectus der allmaelige Uebergang zu den europaeischen LasiusArten herstellen laesst, so kann ich diese Art nur zur Gattung Lasius stellen. Ich glaube kaum, dass die bisher noch unbekannten Arbeiter und Maennchen, oder die Fluegel des Weibchens Merkmale zeigen werden, welche die Abtrennung von Lasius erfordern.

Ward, P. S., 2005:

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in shortgrass prairie, 1 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 2 times found in juniper woodland, 0 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in gambel oak woodland, 1 times found in gambel oak/grassland, 0 times found in Sagebrush & meadow, 1 times found in juniper desert, 0 times found in Meadow, 0 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times under rock, 8 times search, 1 times Under boulder, 0 times garden, 0 times Leaf mold under oaks, 0 times Log stage 2, 0 times On gravel road, 0 times Preparing to swarm, 0 times Under rock, Souh facing slope, 0 times Under stone, 1 times In garden, swarming, ...

Elevations: collected from 152 - 2591 meters, 1698 meters average

Type specimens:

(-1 examples)



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