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Species: Lasius distinguendus   (Emery, 1916) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formicina umbrata subsp. distinguenda Emery, 1916b PDF: 64, figs. VI,4; VII,6 (w.q.) ITALY. Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype queen (by designation of Seifert, 1990 PDF: 6). Primary type locality: lectotype Italy: Bologna (C. Emery). Primary type depository: MSNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 3 paralectotype queens. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MSNG. Type notes: Original description also included worker syntypes. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Seifert, 1990 PDF: 6.
[Also described as new, but Formicina (Formicina) bicornis subsp. distinguenda Emery, 1916a PDF: 242; diagnosis in key: 246.]
Karavaiev, 1936: 214 (m.).
Combination in Lasius: Müller, 1923b PDF: 13.
Junior synonym of Lasius umbratus: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 151; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 363; Smith, 1979: 1439.
Subspecies of Lasius umbratus: Emery, 1922b PDF: 13; Emery, 1925d PDF: 234; Karavaiev, 1936: 214 (redescription); Stärcke, 1937 PDF: 47; Pisarski, 1975: 39.
Status as species: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 32; Müller, 1923a PDF: 75; Müller, 1923b PDF: 130; Stärcke, 1926a PDF: 123 (in key); Zimmermann, 1935 PDF: 52; Consani & Zangheri, 1952 PDF: 44; Pisarski, 1969a PDF: 231; Pisarski, 1969b: 306; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 215; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 90 (in key); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 102; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 58; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 282 (in key); Seifert, 1988a PDF: 149 (redescription); Seifert, 1990 PDF: 5; Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 119; Radchenko, 1994b: 115 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 222; Poldi et al., 1995: 8; Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 28; Czechowski et al., 2002 PDF: 111; Radchenko, 2005b PDF: 165; Csosz & Markó, 2005 PDF: 231; Bračko, 2006 PDF: 148; Markó et al., 2006 PDF: 68; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 106 (in key); Bračko, 2007 PDF: 20; Pfeiffer et al., 2007 PDF: 4; Seifert, 2007: 283; Werner & Wiezik, 2007 PDF: 142; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008 PDF: 135; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 483; Lapeva-Gjonova et al., 2010 PDF: 37; Boer, 2010: 38; Csosz et al., 2011 PDF: 58; Karaman, 2011b PDF: 93; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 26; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 499; Czechowski et al., 2012: 276; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 12; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 85; Lebas et al., 2016: 206; Radchenko, 2016: 375; Steiner et al., 2017: 11; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 45; Seifert, 2018: 286; Werner et al., 2018 PDF: 6; Borowiec & Salata, 2022 PDF: 214 (redescription).
Material of the unavailable name Lasius umbratus distinguendus cereomicans referred here by Seifert, 1990 PDF: 10; Bolton, 1995b: 222.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Armenia, Georgia, Mongolia, North Korea, Turkey
    Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174

Lasius distinguendusHNS (Emery, 1916:64)

This is an inadequately characterised species. It is mainly found in South and Central Europe and most easily recognised in the queen caste. It is like a larger, paler L. mixtusHNS but has more abundant genal hairs and a high broadly emarginate scale. The worker has occasional tibial hairs and longer body hairs than L. mixtusHNS and would be more easily confused with L. umbratusHNS. According to B. Pisarski (priv.commun.) it occurs in North Germany and probably also in Poland.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Unknown, 3 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 2 times found in village, 1 times found in square in town, 1 times found in low decidous forest, 1 times found in roadside in village.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on the ground, 1 times in rotten log, 1 times foraging on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 3 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Manual catch.

Elevations: collected from 230 - 1106 meters, 617 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1883-07-01 00:00:00.0 and 2022-07-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Lasius distinguendus: casent0905682; syntype of Formicina umbrata nuda: casent0915376; syntype of Formicina umbrata nuda: casent0912284; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Formicina umbrata distinguenda hybrida: casent0905683

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