Lasiophanes valdiviensis

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Lasiophanes valdiviensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Lasiophanes
Species: L. valdiviensis
Binomial name
Lasiophanes valdiviensis
(Forel, 1904)

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -33.42536° to -41.1366°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.





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

  • valdiviensis. Melophorus valdiviensis Forel, 1904g: 6 (w.) CHILE. Combination in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Senior synonym of bolivari, pilosulus, uxorius: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 108.
  • bolivari. Prenolepis (Nylanderia) bolivari Santschi, 1916b: 512 (w.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Melophorus (Lasiophanes): Santschi, 1922d: 259; in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Junior synonym of picinus: Kusnezov, 1952c: 92; of valdiviensis: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 108.
  • pilosulus. Melophorus (Lasiophanes) pilosulus Emery, 1922a: 93 (w.) CHILE. [Misspelled as pilosa by Santschi, 1922d: 259.] Junior synonym of picinus: Kusnezov, 1952c: 92; of valdiviensis: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 108.
  • uxorius. Melophorus (Lasiophanes) uxorius Emery, 1922a: 93 (q.) CHILE. Combination in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Junior synonym of valdiviensis: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 108.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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.
  • Forel A. 1904. Formiciden. Ergeb. Hambg. Magalhaens. Sammelreise 8: 1-7.
  • 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.
  • Santschi F. 1916. Descriptions de fourmis nouvelles d'Afrique et d'Amérique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 497-513.
  • Santschi F. 1922. Description de nouvelles fourmis de l'Argentine et pays limitrophes. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina. 94: 241-262.
  • Santschi F. 1925. Fourmis des provinces argentines de Santa Fe, Catamarca, Santa Cruz, Córdoba et Los Andes. Comunicaciones del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural "Bernardino Rivadavia" 2: 149-168.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.