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Species: Lasius (Cautolasius) myops   Forel, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Lasius flavus r. myops Forel, 1894d PDF: 12 (w.) ALGERIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1915d: 54 (in key) (q.); Seifert, 1983 PDF: 13 (m.).
Status as species: Wheeler, 1905j PDF: 397; Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 29; Ruzsky, 1925a PDF: 288.
Revived from synonymy, raised to species and senior synonym of Lasius flavoides, Lasius flavomyops: Kutter, 1977c: 229; Seifert, 1983 PDF: 13; Bolton, 1995b: 224.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mostly Submediterranean SL
On very warm localities, rare in CZ.


Xerothermous grasslands, nests in soil


Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Urban Garden, 3 times found in Meadow, 1 times found in Pinar, 2 times found in dry pine forest, 2 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 2 times found in Unknown, 1 times found in N-slope, arbutus forest, 1 times found in decidous forest, 1 times found in Pinus forest, 1 times found in dunes & inland dunes, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times under stone, 2 times nbp, 2 times Nuptial flight, 1 times Nest open in soil, 1 times Nuptial flight (nest), 1 times Foraging on tree, 1 times under rock, 1 times under deeply embedded stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Hand, 8 times search, 4 times Pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1642 meters, 458 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1997-05-20 and 2018-07-16

Type specimens: syntype of Lasius flavus myops flavoides: casent0911050; syntype of Lasius myops: casent0907598, casent0911051

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