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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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -33.349554° to -55.0833°.

   
North
Temperate
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • 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.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bruch C. 1914. Catálogo sistemático de los formícidos argentinos. Revista del Museo de La Plata 19: 211-234.
  • Bruch C. 1915. Suplemento al catálogo de los formícidos argentinos. I. (Addenda et corrigenda). Revista del Museo de La Plata 19: 527-537.
  • Cuezzo, F. 1998. Formicidae. Chapter 42 in Morrone J.J., and S. Coscaron (dirs) Biodiversidad de artropodos argentinos: una perspectiva biotaxonomica Ediciones Sur, La Plata. Pages 452-462.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1933. On a small collection of ants made by Dr. F. W. Edwards in Argentina. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)12: 532-538.
  • Emery C. 1906. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 37: 107-194.
  • Forel A. 1903. Mélanges entomologiques, biologiques et autres. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 47: 249-268.
  • Forel A. 1904. Formiciden. Ergeb. Hambg. Magalhaens. Sammelreise 8: 1-7.
  • Forel A. 1915. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. IIe partie. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles. 50: 335-364.
  • 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).
  • Kusnezov N. 1952. Lasiophanes Emery en la Patagonia. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 12: 89-100.
  • Kusnezov N. 1960. La fauna de hormigas en el oeste de la Patagonia y Tierra del Fuego. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 17: 321-401.
  • Kusnezov N. 1978. Hormigas argentinas: clave para su identificación. Miscelánea. Instituto Miguel Lillo 61:1-147 + 28 pl.
  • 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.
  • Quiran E. 2008. First record of Lasiophanes picinus (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Pampa province and redescription of the male.]Acta zoológica mexicana 24 (3): 213 -215
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.