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Species: Lasius flavus   (Fabricius, 1782) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica flava Fabricius, 1782: 491 (w.) EUROPE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1798 PDF: 42 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953c PDF: 152 (l.); Hauschteck, 1962 PDF: 219 (k.); Imai, 1966b PDF: 120 (k.).
Senior synonym of Lasius ruficornis: Roger, 1862c PDF: 285; of Lasius ibericus and material of the unavailable name Lasius sancho referred here: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 112; Seifert, 1990 PDF: 12; of Lasius apennina, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius fuscoides, Lasius helvus, Lasius microps (and its junior synonym Lasius claripennis), Lasius morbosa, Lasius odoratus, Lasius olivacea: Wilson, 1955a PDF: 112.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Iran, Japan
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Lasius flavus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 96, (download) 96 6175
Lasius flavus   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 512 times found in Unknown, 185 times found in Anthropogenic, 112 times found in dry grassland, 101 times found in heathlands, 62 times found in Wet grassland, 58 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 33 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 32 times found in Forest, 0 times found in nest under small stone, pine/aspn forest, rocky sand, NWF slope, sluggish, 0 times found in nest in stump, hardwood/pine forest, sandy soil, brood, male in nest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 33 times under rock, 21 times Under stone, 7 times nest under rock, 10 times Nido bajo piedra, 10 times soil, 6 times Bajo piedra, 7 times nbp, 2 times under rocks, 3 times Nest under stone, 3 times under moss, 3 times under log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 346 times Manual catch, 290 times Pitfall trap, 36 times Hand, 17 times hand collecting, 33 times search, 28 times Color trap, 16 times White pitfall, 16 times Malaise trap, 8 times Nest sample, 2 times beating, 2 times sifting of soil samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 3115 meters, 1405 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1866-08-21 and 2020-03-15

Type specimens: syntype of Lasius umbratus ibericus: casent0912281; syntype of Lasius umbratus ibericus sancho: casent0912282; type of Lasius flavus: casent0903209, casent0903210

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