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Species: Leptothorax acervorum   (Fabricius, 1793) 

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Leptothorax acervorum vandeli

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

1 subspecies

Formica acervorum Fabricius, 1793 PDF: 358 (w.) DENMARK. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Leptothorax: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 436; in Leptothorax (Mychothorax): Ruzsky, 1904a PDF: 288.
Senior synonym of Leptothorax lacteipennis: Nylander, 1846a PDF: 936; of Leptothorax kamtshaticus: Kupyanskaya, 1986b: 96; of Leptothorax acervorum orientalis: Kupyanskaya, 1990a: 137; of Leptothorax nigrescens, Leptothorax superus: Radchenko, 1995a: 23.
Material of the nomen nudum Leptothorax melanocephala referred here by Mayr, 1855 PDF: 411.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Leptothorax acervorum vandeli.


Indomalaya Region: Asia, Southern Asia
Nearctic Region: Alaska, North America, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas
Palearctic Region: Aargau, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Basel-Landschaft, Belarus, Belgium, Brussels Capital, Bulgaria, Central Asia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dolnośląskie, East Flanders, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Flemish Brabant, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hainaut, Hovedstaden, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kyustendil, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Limburg, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Namur, Netherlands, North Korea, Northern Europe, Norway, Poland, Rogaland, Romania, Russia, Sjælland, Skåne, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Southern Europe, Southwest Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Walloon Brabant, West Flanders, Western Asia, Western Europe

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Various habitats, nests in wood, mostly in stumps


(Dutch vernacular name: behaarde slankmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptothorax acervorum   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
Leptothorax   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 13, (download) 13 21008
Leptothorax acervorum   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 8, (download) 8 3994
Leptothorax acervorum   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 70-72, (download) 70-72 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in heathlands, 0 times found in Forest, 0 times found in dry grassland, 0 times found in bogs & fenns, 0 times found in Wet grassland, 0 times found in shrubs, 0 times found in Anthropogenic, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 0 times found in Mixed montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times in small, rotten birch log, 1 times under stone, 0 times on bark, 1 times Nest undermoss, on stone, 1 times Nest into stone, 1 times Nest inmeadow, 0 times nest in small rotten log, ~ 0.5m > ground, 0 times nest in sandy ground, 1 times nest between grass roots, 0 times in dead branch, 1 times Rotten log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Pitfall trap, 0 times Manual catch, 0 times search, 4 times Hand, 0 times Malaise trap, 0 times sifting of soil samples, 0 times Stump, log stage 2, 1 times hand collecting, 0 times Stump, log stage 3, 0 times Hedge row, base of pine tree, soil, 0 times Under bark, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2500 meters, 804 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax acervorum: casent0907570; syntype of Leptothorax acervorum vandeli: casent0912889; type of Leptothorax acervorum: casent0901769, casent0901770; unpublished name: Leptothorax acervorum obscura: casent0909064

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