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Species: Lasius aphidicola   (Walsh, 1863) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica aphidicola Walsh, 1863 PDF: 310 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 5 syntype workers, 2 syntype queens, 2 syntype males. Primary type locality: U.S.A.: (no further data) (B.D. Walsh). Primary type depository: unknown (possibly ANSP (Creighton, 1950a PDF: 425, Wilson, 1955a PDF: 165)). Type notes: Wheeler, 1910h PDF: 240, and others, suggest type locality as Illinois: Rock Island, but this is merely Walsh’s address. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 429.
Junior synonym of Lasius flavus: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 429; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 255.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in shrub steppe, 3 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in montane meadow, 2 times found in oak pine forest, 1 times found in Open Birch/Maple forest, 1 times found in pine-fir forest, 1 times found in broadleaf forest edge, 2 times found in forest, 1 times found in laurel thicket, mixed conifer/broadleaf forest, 1 times found in Pinus-jeffreyi forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times under stone, 1 times nest in basal hole Fagus grandifolia, 1 times nest under limestone slab, 1 times in rotten wood, 1 times under adjacent stones, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on ground, 1 times leaf litter in oak, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times walking on road, 1 times uner deeply embedded stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times search, 2 times hand collected, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 2280 meters, 1232 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1983-07-02 00:00:00.0 and 2023-04-29 00:00:00.0

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