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Species: Leptothorax acervorum   (Fabricius, 1793) 

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Leptothorax acervorum calderoni, Leptothorax acervorum canadensis, Leptothorax acervorum candensis, Leptothorax acervorum convivialis, Leptothorax acervorum crassipilis, Leptothorax acervorum flavicornis, Leptothorax acervorum gredleri, Leptothorax acervorum greedleri, Leptothorax acervorum kamtschatica, Leptothorax acervorum kamtschaticum, Leptothorax acervorum kamtschaticus, Leptothorax acervorum kamtshaticus, Leptothorax acervorum kincaidi, Leptothorax acervorum muscorum, Leptothorax acervorum nigrescens, Leptothorax acervorum obscurus, Leptothorax acervorum orientalis, Leptothorax acervorum supera, Leptothorax acervorum superus, Leptothorax acervorum vandeli, Leptothorax acervorum yankee

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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.


Nearctic Region: Alaska, Georgia
Palearctic Region: Aargau, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Basel Land, Belarus, Belgium, Brabant-Wallon, Brussel Hoofdstedelijk G, Bulgaria, Central Bohemia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hainaut, Hovedstaden, Huesca, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kyustendil province, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Limburg, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mongolia, Namur, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Oost-Vlaanderen, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Sjaelland, Skåne, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vlaams-Brabant, West-Vlaanderen, Western Finland

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 Mixed montane forest, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 0 times in small, rotten birch log, 0 times in dead branch, 1 times Rotten log, 0 times pine twig, 0 times on large rotten log, 0 times on dead tree, 0 times on dead pine, 0 times on bark, 1 times Nest undermoss, on stone, 1 times Nest into stone, ...

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

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2500 meters, 880 meters average

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

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