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Species: Lasius lasioides   (Emery, 1869) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Prenolepis lasioides Emery, 1869b PDF: 6, pl. 1, fig. 3 (w.q.m.) ITALY. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype alate queen (by designation of E.O. Wilson). Type-locality: "Neapel" (= Italy: Napoli) (G. Mayr). Type-depository: NHMW. (Source: Seifert, 2020a 10.25674/so92iss1pp15 PDF: 49.) Secondary type information: Paratype-material: paralectotype worker. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Lasius: Emery, 1869b PDF: 25 (in text); Emery, 1870 PDF: 194
Combination in Donisthorpea: Donisthorpe, 1915f PDF: 347.
Combination in Formicina: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 27.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Forel, 1904c PDF: 386; Ruzsky, 1905b: 310.
Junior synonym of Lasius fumatus: Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 452.
[Note: the reference Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 452, reverses the seniority of Lasius lasioides established by Emery, 1870 PDF: 194, but does not affect the synonymy and is discounted here.]
Status as species: Emery, 1870 PDF: 194; Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 27; Stärcke, 1926a PDF: 124 (in key); Stärcke, 1944b PDF: 155; Consani & Zangheri, 1952 PDF: 44; Seifert, 1992b PDF: 8 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 223; Mei, 1995 PDF: 768; Poldi et al., 1995: 7; Schembri & Collingwood, 1995: 156; Bračko, 2006 PDF: 149; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 194; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008 PDF: 136; Paknia et al., 2008 PDF: 154; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 484; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 40; Karaman, 2011b PDF: 85; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 27; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 501; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 12; Borowiec & Salata, 2013 PDF: 357; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 87; Bračko et al., 2014 PDF: 20; Lebas et al., 2016: 218; Borowiec & Salata, 2018a 10.5281/zenodo.1481802 PDF: 6; Salata & Borowiec, 2018b 10.3897/zookeys.789.27022 PDF: 157 (in key); Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 46; Seifert, 2020a 10.25674/so92iss1pp15 PDF: 49.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Morocco
    Asia: Georgia, Iran, Israel, Turkey
    Europe: Albania, Balearic Islands, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in Dalmatia


outcrops in North Europe, feeding on exudates of root aphids, but also by scavenging and predating small insects

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 3 times found in deciduous forest, 3 times found in oak forest, 2 times found in forest edge, 1 times found in Jardín, 1 times found in Lawn+Platanus, 2 times found in deciduous forest along stream, 1 times found in Encinar, 1 times found in pine forest, 1 times found in Pinus halepensis Forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times under stone, 5 times on trunk, 3 times Foraging, 2 times on ground, 1 times Foraging on tree, 2 times on trunk of deciduous tree, 1 times on Ficus tree, 1 times on bark of pine tree, 1 times on balcony, 1 times Nido bajo piedra, 1 times nest under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times Hand, 8 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1740 meters, 315 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2003-03-25 00:00:00.0 and 2017-05-25 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Lasius alienus barbarus: antweb1008431; Lectotype of Lasius alienus barbarus: casent0912293; Lectotype of Prenolepis lasioides: casent0915590

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