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Species: Lasius americanus   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Lasius niger var. americanus Emery, 1893k PDF: 639 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Lasius alienus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 419
Junior synonym of Lasius alienus: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 77
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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: 4 times found in pine-fir woodland, 3 times found in Suburban with wide-spaced, 1 times found in pine/oak managed forest, 2 times found in Coastal scrub and grassland at Salt Point proper, 1 times found in deciduous forest edge, 2 times found in laurel thicket, mixed conifer/broadleaf forest, 2 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in suburban yard, 1 times found in mesic forest, 1 times found in swampy riparian woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times under stone, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 2 times hardwood trees, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times strays, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times semi damp soil, 1 times ground, preserved area, 1 times grass, reserved area, 2 times foraging on tree leaves, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times Search, 13 times direct collection, 6 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 2 times Winkler, 2 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, 1 times 2 min sweeping, 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2500 meters, 660 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1883-05-13 00:00:00.0 and 2018-09-28 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Lasius niger americanus: casent0905677

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