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Species: Lasius brevicornis   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Lasius brevicornis Emery, 1893k PDF: 639, pl. 22, fig. 22 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Lasius flavus: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 112
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in ponderosa pine patch, 1 times found in Residential garden; pine, birch, annual grass, 3 times found in pinyon juniper woodland, 3 times found in clearing in conifer forest, 3 times found in road edge in deciduous forest, 4 times found in pine-fir forest, 1 times found in subalpine meadow, rocky slope, 1 times found in Bare slope surrounded by conifer forest, 2 times found in mixed conifer forest, 1 times found in riparian vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 28 times under stone, 1 times nest under debris, many alate males and several alate queens observed & collected; numerous callows also present, including some alate males, 1 times in soil under stone, 2 times ex sifted litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under rocks, 1 times under dead wood, 1 times Lasius flavus under stone, 1 times ground nest, under mat of Corema and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, 1 times understone, 1 times under stones, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times search, 2 times Davis sifter, 3 times direct collection, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 48 hours, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Mercury Vapor Lamp.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2709 meters, 1576 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1885-08-14 00:00:00.0 and 2021-08-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Lasius brevicornis: casent0905678

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