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Species: Lasius bicornis   (Foerster, 1850) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica bicornis Foerster, 1850a: 41 (q.) GERMANY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1874 PDF: 47 (w.); Forel, 1915d: 56 (m.)
Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 51.
Combination in Formicina: Emery, 1916a PDF: 242; Menozzi, 1918 PDF: 87.
Combination in Acanthomyops: Ruzsky, 1925b PDF: 45.
Senior synonym of Lasius microgyna: Vandel, 1926 PDF: 197; Wilson, 1955a PDF: 183.
Senior synonym of Lasius oertzeni: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 183.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Armenia, Georgia, India, Turkey
    Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in SE SLO


Forest steppe, dry and warm forests. Nests in/under stumps and fallen logs.


very rare (Dutch vernacular name: langschubmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Lasius bicornis   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 78, (download) 78 3923
Lasius bicornis   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 105, (download) 105 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Unknown, 1 times found in Forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Malaise trap, 0 times Manual catch, 1 times UV light trap.

Collect Date Range: collected between 1875-07-01 00:00:00.0 and 2009-06-13 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Acanthomyops bicornis kashmirensis: casent0903211; syntype of Lasius bicornis oertzenii: casent0911052; syntype of Lasius bicornis neapolitana: casent0905680

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