Lasiophanes picinus

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Lasiophanes picinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Lasiophanes
Species: L. picinus
Binomial name
Lasiophanes picinus
(Roger, 1863)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile (type locality), Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • picinus. Lasius picinus Roger, 1863a: 163 (w.) CHILE. Quirán, 2008: 213 (m.). Combination in Melophorus (Lasiophanes): Emery, 1895i: 17; in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Senior synonym of bidens: Menozzi, 1935c: 323; of bruchi, edwardsi, sauberi: Kusnezov, 1952c: 92; of bruchi: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 107.
  • bidens. Melophorus (Lasiophanes) picinus var. bidens Emery, 1895i: 17 (w.q.m.) CHILE. Junior synonym of picinus: Menozzi, 1935c: 323.
  • sauberi. Melophorus sauberi Forel, 1903c: 266 (w.) CHILE. Forel, 1904g: 4 (q.m.). [Also described as new by Forel, 1904g: 4.] Combination in M. (Lasiophanes): Bruch, 1914: 230; in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Junior synonym of picinus: Kusnezov, 1952c: 92.
  • bruchi. Prenolepis bruchi Forel, 1915c: 361 (w.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Melophorus (Lasiophanes): Santschi, 1920d: 383; in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Junior synonym of picinus: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 107.
  • edwardsi. Acanthomyops (Donisthorpea) edwardsi Donisthorpe, 1933c: 535 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70; Donisthorpe, 1937a: 628. Junior synonym of picinus: Kusnezov, 1952c: 92.