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Species: Leptothorax acervorum   (Fabricius, 1793) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

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.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

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: 261 times found in Unknown, 65 times found in heathlands, 24 times found in Forest, 11 times found in dry grassland, 9 times found in bogs & fenns, 8 times found in Wet grassland, 6 times found in shrubs, 6 times found in Anthropogenic, 3 times found in Mixed montane forest, 3 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times under stone, 2 times under flat stone, 2 times in small, rotten birch log, 2 times in rotten log, 1 times under rock, 1 times under bark, 1 times stump, log stage 3, 1 times stump, log stage 2, 1 times small pond, 1 times Rotten log, 1 times roadside, base of pine tree, soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 96 times Pitfall trap, 49 times Manual catch, 20 times search, 4 times Hand, 2 times Malaise trap, 2 times sifting of soil samples, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times insect net, 1 times Window trap, 1 times Color trap.

Elevations: collected from 23 - 2500 meters, 1265 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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