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Species: Lasius (Cautolasius) flavus   (Fabricius, 1782) 

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See Also:

Lasius flavus claripennis, Lasius flavus flavoides, Lasius flavus fuscoides, Lasius flavus morbosa, Lasius flavus odoratus, Lasius flavus olivacea

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Formica flava Fabricius, 1782: 491 (w.) EUROPE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1798: 42 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953c PDF: 152 (l.); Hauschteck, 1962 PDF: 219 (k.); Imai, 1966b PDF: 120 (k.).
Senior synonym of Lasius ruficornis: Roger, 1862c PDF: 285; of Lasius ibericus and material of the unavailable name Lasius sancho referred here: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 112; Seifert, 1990 PDF: 12; of Lasius apennina, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius fuscoides, Lasius helvus, Lasius microps (and its junior synonym Lasius claripennis), Lasius morbosa, Lasius odoratus, Lasius olivacea: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 112.


Throughout SLO


Mostly grasslands (dry or wet), subterranean


One wonders if the old name bicornis might be valid for this American population?

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Anthropogenic, 0 times found in dry grassland, 0 times found in heathlands, 0 times found in Wet grassland, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 0 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 0 times found in Forest, 0 times found in shrubs, 3 times found in pinyon juniper woodland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Manual catch, 0 times Pitfall trap, 15 times search, 0 times Color trap, 0 times Malaise trap, 0 times White pitfall, 0 times Under rock, 0 times Nest sample, 3 times hand collecting, 0 times Under stone, 1 times Davis sifter, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2655 meters, 1421 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Lasius brevicornis: casent0905678; syntype of Lasius umbratus ibericus: casent0912281; syntype of Lasius umbratus ibericus sancho: casent0912282; Type of Lasius flavus: casent0903209, casent0903210

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