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Genus: Lasius

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Extant: 111 species, 3 subspecies

Fossil: 22 species, 1 subspecies

Lasius Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 415 . Type-species: Formica nigra, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 338. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Lasius Jurine, 1801: 164 (Apidae), resurrected by Morice & Durrant, 1915 PDF: 421, later suppressed by Act of Commission.].
Lasius in Camponotinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 374 [Camponotidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879a: 452 [Camponotidae]; Forel, 1886h PDF: 206; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 181.
Lasius in Camponotinae, Camponotini: Forel, 1886h PDF: 206.
Lasius in Formicinae, Lasius genus group: Agosti, 1991 PDF: 296.
Lasius in Formicinae, Lasiini: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384; Emery, 1925d PDF: 226; all subsequent authors except the entries above; Bolton, 1994: 50; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 22, 96.
Lasius as genus: Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 415; Wheeler, 1916o PDF: 172; Emery, 1925d PDF: 226; Wilson, 1955a PDF: 11; all subsequent authors.
Genus Lasius references
Mayr, 1861 PDF: 49 (Europe species key); Roger, 1863b: 11 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 394, 425 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865: 8 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 74 (diagnosis); {ref 132986}: 179 (Europe species key); Forel, 1874 PDF: 46 (Switzerland species key); Forel, 1878c PDF: 374 (diagnosis); André, 1882b: 191 (Europe & Algeria species key); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 257 (U.S.A. catalogue); Provancher, 1887: 236 (Canada species key); Nasonov, 1889: 64 (Russia species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 181 (catalogue); Emery, 1893k PDF: 637 (North America species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 339 (India species key); Ruzsky, 1905b: 264 (Russian Empire species key); Wasmann, 1906 PDF: 10 (Luxemburg species key); Bondroit, 1910 PDF: 484 (Belgium species key); Wheeler, 1910h PDF: 237 (North America Lasius umbratus forms, key); Stitz, 1914: 82 (Central Europe species key); Donisthorpe, 1915f: 188 (Britain species key); Emery, 1916a PDF: 243 (Italy species key); Wheeler, 1916r: 591 (U.S.A., Connecticut species key); Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 19 (France & Belgium species key); Wheeler, 1922: 698 (subgenera key); Emery, 1925d PDF: 226 (diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 231 (Lasius (Chthonolasius) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 235 (Lasius (Dendrolasius) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 236 (Lasius (Acanthomyops) diagnosis, catalogue); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927e PDF: 186 (Turkestan species key); Karavaiev, 1927d: 277 (Ukraine species key); Donisthorpe, 1927c: 206 (Britain species key); Arnol'di, 1933a: 602 (Russia species key); Karavaiev, 1936: 193 (Ukraine species key); Stärcke, 1937 PDF: 57 (Europe Lasius umbratus group, key); Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 313 (Himalaya & Tibet species key); Stitz, 1939: 267 (Germany species key); Kratochvíl, 1941b: 100 (Central Europe species key); Novák & Sadil, 1941 PDF: 100 (Central Europe species key); Cole, 1942 PDF}: 373 (U.S.A., Utah species key); Holgersen, 1943c: 174 (Norway species key); Holgersen, 1944a: 199 (Norway species key); Buren, 1944a PDF: 296 (U.S.A., Iowa species key); Stärcke, 1944b: 157 (Europe Lasius niger group, key); Boven, 1947: 184 (Belgium species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 418 (North America Lasius species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 428 (North America Acanthomyops species key); Buren, 1950 PDF: 188 (Acanthomyops queens, key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 201 (Asia checklist); Wilson, 1955a PDF: 13 (subgenera review); Wilson, 1955a PDF: 26 (Nearctic Lasius species revision, key); Wilson, 1955a PDF: 28 (Palaearctic species revision, key); Boven, 1959}: 11 (Netherlands species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1963: 177 (U.S.A., North Dakota Lasius species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1963: 195 (U.S.A., North Dakota Acanthomyops species key); Gregg, 1963: 453 (U.S.A., Colorado species key); Collingwood, 1963b PDF: 155 (Europe Lasius umbratus group species key); Collingwood, 1964b PDF: 107 (Britain species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 349 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Wing, 1968a PDF: 53 (Acanthomyops diagnosis, all species revision, key); Bourne, 1973 PDF: 19 (Britain species key); Boven, 1970b}: 28 (Netherlands species key); Bolton & Collingwood, 1975: 7 (Britain species key); Tarbinsky, 1976 PDF: 133 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Boven, 1977 PDF}: 135 (Belgium species key); Kutter, 1977c: 208 (Switzerland species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 555 (former European U.S.S.R. species key); Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 89 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 92 (Fennoscandia & Denmark species key); Smith, 1979: 1435 (North America Lasius catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1440 (North America Acanthomyops catalogue); Yamauchi, 1979 PDF: 147 (Japan species keys); Allred, 1982: 444 (U.S.A., Utah Acanthomyops species key); Allred, 1982: 450 (U.S.A., Utah Lasius species key); Collingwood, 1982 PDF: 283 (Himalayan species key); Gösswald, 1985: 268 (Germany species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 64 (U.S.A., Nevada Lasius species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 68 (U.S.A., Nevada Acanthomyops species key); Nilsson & Douwes, 1987: 70 (Norway species key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 281 (Balkans species key); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77 (synoptic classification); Seifert, 1988a PDF: 143 (Europe Lasius (Chthonolasius) species key); Kupyanskaya, 1989 PDF: 781 (East Palaearctic Lasius (Dendrolasius) species key); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990 PDF: 158 (Turkmenistan species key); Seifert, 1990 PDF: 1 (supplement to European Lasius (Chthonolasius)); Agosti & Bolton, 1990b PDF: 149 (characters); Kupyanskaya, 1990a: 211 (Far Eastern Russia species key); Morisita, Kubota, Onoyama, et al., 1991: 24 (Japan species key); Agosti, 1991 PDF: 295 (Lasius genus group diagnosis); Seifert, 1992b: 48 (Palaearctic Lasius (Lasius) species key); Atanasov & Dlussky, 1992: 232 (Bulgaria species key); Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 111 (Armenia species key); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Radchenko, 1994b: 114 (South Siberia species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 53 (Acanthomyops catalogue); Bolton, 1995b: 221 (Lasius catalogue); Douwes, 1995: 92 (Sweden species key); Kupyanskaya, 1995: 361 (Far Eastern Russia species key); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 153 (China species key); Seifert, 1996B: 179 (Central Europe species key); Skinner & Allen, 1996: 42 (Britain species key); Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 22 (Portugal species key); Zhou, 2001A PDF: 187 (China, Guangxi species key); Blacker & Collingwood, 2002: 44 (British species key); Czechowski, Radchenko & Czechowska, 2002 PDF: 154 (Poland species key); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 237 (U.S.A., New Mexico Acanthomyops species key); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 331 (U.S.A., New Mexico Lasius species key); Radchenko, 2005A PDF: 93 (East Palaearctic Lasius (Dendrolasius) species key); Radchenko, 2005B PDF}: 190 (North Korea species key); Seifert, 2007: 159 (North and Central Europe species key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 207 (Taiwan species key); Dlussky, 2011 PDF: 218 (European Late Eocene species key); Czechowski, Radchenko, et al. 2012: 382 (Poland species key).

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Lasius (Acanthomyops) claviger citronella ants tending to eggs. Vermillion River Observatory, Illinois, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

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