|Latreille, 1798 PDF: 43 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953c PDF: 148 (l.); Hauschteck, 1962 PDF: 219 (k.); Imai & Kubota, 1972 PDF: 196 (k.).|
|Combination in Lasius: Fabricius, 1804: 415; in Donisthorpea: Donisthorpe, 1915f: 200; in Formicina (Donisthorpea): Emery, 1916a PDF: 240; in Acanthomyops: Forel, 1916 PDF: 460; in Lasius: Menozzi, 1921 PDF: 32; Müller, 1923b PDF: 124; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a PDF: 26; Wilson, 1955a PDF: 59.|
|Senior synonym of Lasius pallescens: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 49; of Lasius nigerrima: Emery, 1892c PDF: 162; of Lasius alienoniger, Lasius emeryi, Lasius nitidus, Lasius minimus, Lasius transylvanica and material of the unavailable name Lasius pilicornis referred here: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 59; of Lasius alienoniger: Kutter, 1977c: 14.|
|Current subspecies: nominal plus Lasius niger pinetorum.|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in conifer forest, 2 times found in small pine stand in grassland, 1 times found in alpine vegetation, 1 times found in rocky peak, scattered Pseudotsuga and Abies, 2 times found in scrub oak (Quercus gambelii) thicket, 1 times found in open sagebrush, sparse pines, 1 times found in gambel oak woodland, 1 times found in shrub steppe/conifer forest edge, 2 times found in lava field at edge of conifer forest, 1 times found in Narrow dirt road in riparian woodland around stream; mostly Acer grandidentata, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 17 times search, 1 times beating, 2 times Davis sifter, 1 times By hand from nest surface
Elevations: collected from 15 - 3220 meters, 1679 meters average