Lasiophanes hoffmanni

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Lasiophanes hoffmanni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Lasiophanes
Species: L. hoffmanni
Binomial name
Lasiophanes hoffmanni
(Forel, 1903)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -33.050462° to -41.323364°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

This species is very sensitive to environmental dehydration, preferring to live in low temperatures and damp rotting logs. It is crepuscular and nocturnal and usually forages on leaves of shrubs where it visits extrafloral nectaries and captures small Diptera. (Robert Fuentalba Ojeda)

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • hoffmanni. Melophorus hoffmanni Forel, 1903c: 266 (w.) CHILE. [Lasius hoffmanni Emery, 1895i: 18. Nomen nudum.] Combination in Melophorus (Lasiophanes): Emery, 1906c: 185; in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. See also: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 104.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 185, Combination in Melophorus (Lasiophanes))
  • Forel, A. 1903e. Mélanges entomologiques, biologiques et autres. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 47: 249-268 (page 266, worker described)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 104, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 (page 70, Combination in Lasiophanes)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1906. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 37: 107-194.
  • Forel A. 1907. Formiciden aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg. II. Teil. Neueingänge seit 1900. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 24: 1-20.
  • Goetsch W. and C. Menozzi. 1935. Die Ameisen Chiles. Konowia 14: 94-102
  • Goetsch, W., and C. Menozzi. "Die Ameisen Chiles." Konowia 14 (1935): 94-102.
  • Kempf W. W. 1970. Catálogo das formigas do Chile. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 23: 17-43.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Menozzi C. 1935. Fauna Chilensis. II. (Nach Sammlungen von W. Goetsch). Le formiche del Cile. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere. 67: 319-336.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.