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Species: Lasius nearcticus   Wheeler, 1906 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Lasius flavus subsp. nearcticus Wheeler, 1906f PDF: 38 (w.) U.S.A. (Illinois). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: U.S.A.: Illinois (no collector’s name) (by restriction of Creighton, 1950a PDF: 423). Primary type depository: MCZC. Type notes: Other original syntype localities: U.S.A.: Massachusetts (no further data) (A.P. Morse), Massachusetts (probably Woods Hole) (W.M. Wheeler), U.S.A.: Connecticut (probably Colebrook) (W.M. Wheeler), U.S.A.: New York (no further data), U.S.A.: New Jersey (no further data). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Lasius mellea (Provancher, 1881). [Junior primary homonym of Camponotus melleus (Say, 1836).]
[Note: Lasius nearcticus Wheeler, 1906 junior synonym of Lasius mellea (Provancher, 1881): Emery, 1925d PDF: 231; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 423; Smith, 1951c PDF: 851; Francoeur & Béique, 1966a PDF: 144; hence Lasius nearcticus Wheeler, 1906 first available replacement name.]
Combination in Lasius (Lasius): Emery, 1925d PDF: 231.
Combination in Lasius (Cautolasius): Wilson, 1955a PDF: 133.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 2 times found in douglas fir/Cercocarpus, 1 times found in mesic forest, 2 times found in Mesic ravine, 2 times found in Basswood-maple forest, 1 times found in oak pine forest, 1 times found in oak pine forest edge, 1 times found in douglas fir forest, 2 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 2 times found in Ponderosa pine-oak forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times under rock, 4 times under stone, 1 times under small branch on ground, 1 times in Formica soil mound nest, 2 times under log, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest under soil clump, 2 times log stage 3, 1 times sifted litter(leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times nest under stone, pupae in nest, sandy clay, loam soil, 1 times log stage 2, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times search, 5 times direct collection, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 65 - 2320 meters, 1109 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1924-04-20 00:00:00.0 and 2017-08-22 00:00:00.0

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