Lasius

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Lasius
Temporal range: 48.6–0 Ma Eocene – Recent
Lasius niger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Alliance: Lasius genus group
Genus: Lasius
Fabricius, 1804
Type species
Formica nigra
Diversity
140 species
23 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

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Lasius niger

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Specimen Label

Synonyms

Lasius is one of the most prominent and familiar of the Holarctic ant genera. From the time of Reaumur in the eighteenth century (Wheeler, 1926), European and North American entomologists have focused attention on it in countless general biological and taxonomic investigations which are today part of the classical foundation of myrmecology. It is probably best known for its conspicuous nuptial flights, its habit of tending and transporting homopterous insects, and the temporary parasitic behavior of some of its species. It has also attracted much attention as one of the several ant genera which have persisted in Europe and North America since early Tertiary times with only a small amount of visible evolutionary change. (Wilson 1955)

At a Glance • Diploid male  

Photo Gallery

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  • Myrmecophilus acervorum (Orthoptera, family Myrmecophilidae) within the nest of a Lasius sp. Photo by Thomas Stalling.

Identification

The morphological distinctions between Lasuis and Acanthomyops have always been unambiguous but it has taken a recent molecular phylogenetic analysis (Janda et al. 2004) to settle whether or not these two groups represent two distinctive genera. The latter is well accepted today as a synonym of Lasius. It remains convenient for identification purposes to distinguish Acanthomyops as a distinctive species group within Lasius.

Nearctic species of Lasius with long maxillary palpi, those that were once thought to be distinctive from Acanthomyops, can be determined to species using this key by Wilson (1955) :

Wing (1968) provides the following in his revision of the Neartic Acanthomyops: Acanthomyops has short, 3-segmented maxillary palpi, while those of Lasius are 6-segmented and long. Another attribute of Acanthomyops that serves as a convenient diagnostic character for field collectors using a mouth-type aspirator is the presence of a characteristic odor produced by the mandibular glands of disturbed workers. This odor, a defense mechanism, is like that of oil of citronella or lemon verbena. As sensed by a collector with normal olfactory powers the odor is pronounced. A few species of Lasius possess a similar odor, but it is sensed, at most, as quite weak. Lasius umbratus probably has the strongest odor of any species of Lasius, yet it is decidedly weaker than that of all species of Acanthomyops I have collected.

There is also a somewhat outdated (1955) and restricted (no Nearctic Acanthomyops queens and males):

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Distribution

Lasius occupies a purely Holarctic range. Northward it reaches northern Scandinavia, the Baikal region of Siberia, Kamchatka, southeastern Alaska, and southern Labrador. Southward it reaches Madeira, North Africa, northern Iraq, the southern Himalayas, the mountains of Formosa, the mountains of central Mexico, and northern Florida. Where it comes closest geographically to tropical faunas, as in southeastern Asia, it still retains its north-temperate character, i.e., limited to temperate vegetation at higher elevations and there associated chiefly with typically Holarctie ant genera. (Wilson 1955)

Distribution and Richness based on AntMaps

Species by Region

Number of species within biogeographic regions, along with the total number of species for each region.

Afrotropical Region Australasian Region Indo-Australian Region Malagasy Region Nearctic Region Neotropical Region Oriental Region Palaearctic Region
Species 0 0 0 0 35 14 21 88
Total Species 2841 1736 3045 932 835 4379 1741 2862

Fossils

Fossils are known from: Aix-en-Provence, France (Late Oligocene), Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region, Europe (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene), Berezovsky massif, Zakarpatskaya, Ukraine (Serravallian, Miocene), Bitterfeld amber, Baltic Sea region, Europe (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene), Canyon Ferry Reservoir, Montana, United States (Rupelian, Oligocene) (an unidentified species, LaPolla, 2023), Danish-Scandinavian amber (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene), Florissant, Colorado, United States (Late Eocene), Joursac, Auvergne, France (Late Miocene), Kishenehn Formation shale, Montana, United States (Lutetian, Middle Eocene), Lac Chambon, Auvergne, France (Pliocene), Parschlug, Austria (Serravallian, Miocene), Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene), Rovno amber, Baltic Sea region, Europe (Priabonian, Late Eocene), Schossnitz (= Sosnica?), Silesia, Poland (Late Miocene), Shanwang, China (Early Miocene), Vishnevaya Balka Creek, Stavropol, Russian Federation (Middle Miocene).

Biology

Within this range it is among the most abundant of all insect genera. In Europe the two species Lasius niger and Lasius flavus are often the overriding dominants of the ant fauna in local situations and under a variety of ecological conditions. In the eastern United States neoniger mounts such dense populations in open fields and lawns that W. M. Wheeler was once moved (1905) to suggest that it might be the most abundant insect in North America. Such a contention would probably be an exaggeration with respect to all insects, of course, yet there is no denying neoniger its importance as a major faunal influent within its range and favored habitat.

Lasius is also remarkable - perhaps unique - among animal groups thus far monographed, in its great abundance, ubiquity, and conspicuousness, and the consequent ease with which it can be found in the field. Anywhere in the northern United States, in practically all but desert and semidesert conditions, it is possible for an investigator to walk onto nearly any plot of ground and within a matter of minutes find nests of one or more species. (Wilson 1955)

Association with Other Organisms

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Species Uncertain

  • Unknown species of Lasius are hosts for the nematodes Diploscapter lycostoma (Wahab, 1962), Koerneria histophora (Wahab, 1962), Pheromermis myrmecophila (Crawley & Baylis, 1921), Pristionchus lheritieri (Wahab, 1962), the eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea schwarzii (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host), and the cricket Myrmecophilus acervorum.
  • An unknown species of Lasius is prey for the tiger beetle Cicindelidia punctulata (a predator) in the United States (Valenti & Gaimari, 2000; Polidori et al., 2020).
  • An unknown species is host for the cricket Myrmecophilus fuscus (Stalling et al., 2015; Stalling & Cassar, 2020; Stalling et al., 2021).
  • An unknown species is a associate (details unknown) for the phorid fly Hypogeophora macrothrix (a associate (details unknown)) (Quevillon, 2018).
  • An unknown species is a host for the braconid wasp Elasmosomites primordialis (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea schwarzii (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (multiple encounter modes; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea sp. (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (multiple encounter modes; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a host for the fungus Pandora formicae (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a host for the nematode Diploscapter lycostoma (a parasite) (Quevillon, 2018) (multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a host for the nematode Pheromermis myrmecophila (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode secondary; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a host for the nematode Pristionchus lheritieri (a parasite) (Quevillon, 2018) (multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a host for the trematode Dicrocoelium dendriticum (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • An unknown species is a prey for the Microdon fly Microdon ruficrus (a predator) (Quevillon, 2018).

All Associate Records for Genus

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Taxon Relationship Associate Type Associate Taxon Associate Relationship Locality Source Notes
Lasius associate (details unknown) phorid fly Hypogeophora macrothrix associate (details unknown) Quevillon, 2018
Lasius host braconid wasp Elasmosomites primordialis parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius host cricket Myrmecophilus acervorum myrmecophile Europe
Lasius host cricket Myrmecophilus fuscus myrmecophile Mediterranean region Stalling et al., 2015; Stalling & Cassar, 2020; Stalling et al., 2021
Lasius host eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea schwarzii parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database primary host
Lasius host eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea schwarzii parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius host eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea sp. parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius host fungus Pandora formicae parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius host nematode Diploscapter lycostoma parasite Wahab, 1962
Lasius host nematode Diploscapter lycostoma parasite Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius host nematode Koerneria histophora parasite Wahab, 1962
Lasius host nematode Pheromermis myrmecophila parasite Crawley & Baylis, 1921
Lasius host nematode Pheromermis myrmecophila parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode secondary; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius host nematode Pristionchus lheritieri parasite Wahab, 1962
Lasius host nematode Pristionchus lheritieri parasite Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius host trematode Dicrocoelium dendriticum parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon ruficrus predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius prey tiger beetle Cicindelidia punctulata predator United States Valenti & Gaimari, 2000; Polidori et al., 2020
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius claviger temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius distinguendus temporary parasite
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius interjectus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius jensi temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius latipes temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius reginae temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius alienus host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius alienus host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum parasite Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission within nest
Lasius alienus host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius alienus host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon buccatus parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius alienus host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon rileyi parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius alienus host mite Imparipes obsoletus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius alienus host mite Petalomium carelitschensis parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius alienus host mite Scutacarus longisetus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius alienus host nematode "Mermis" parasite England (Oxford, Cornwal) Crawley & Baylis, 1921
Lasius alienus host nematode Mermis myrmecophila parasite Germany Gosswald, 1929; Laciny, 2021
Lasius alienus host nematode Mermithidae (unspecified "Mermix") parasite Germany (Wuerzburg) Gösswald, 1938; Laciny, 2021
Lasius alienus host phorid fly Pseudacteon formicarum parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius alienus host tachinid fly Strongylogaster globula parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis fabae trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis galliiscabri trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis gossypii trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014, Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis idaei trophobiont Stary, 1969; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis maidi-radicis trophobiont Forbes, 1906; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis molluginis trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis nasturtii trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis pomi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis pseudocardui trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis solanella trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis urticata trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Aphis verbasci trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus (Appelia) tragopogonis trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus cardui trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Capitophorus hippophaes trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus kapuri trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Cinara atlantica trophobiont Favret et al., 2010; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Cinara palaestinesis trophobiont Latibari et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Cinara pini trophobiont Latibari et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Dysaphis foeniculus trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Dysaphis pyri trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Myzus cerasi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Neobetulaphis pusilla trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Periphyllus bulgaricus trophobiont Mortazavi et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum cerasifoliae trophobiont Favret et al., 2010; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum maidis trophobiont Barton and Ives, 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae trophobiont Jones, 1927; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Sipha maydis trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist aphid Toxoptera aurantii trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius alienus mutualist butterfly Glaucopsyche alexis Obregon et al. 2015
Lasius alienus prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon ruficrus predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius americanus host ant Lasius claviger temporary parasite Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius americanus host ant Lasius latipes temporary parasite
Lasius americanus host ant Lasius minutus temporary parasite
Lasius americanus host nematode Allomermis (sensu Cobb) parasite Massachusetts, United States Wheeler, 1928; Laciny, 2021
Lasius americanus mutualist aphid Forda marginata trophobiont Cockerell, 1903; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius americanus mutualist aphid Pemphigus lasii trophobiont Palmer, 1952; Cockerell, 1903; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius aphidicola temporary parasite ant Lasius americanus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius aphidicola temporary parasite ant Lasius neoniger host
Lasius aphidicola temporary parasite ant Lasius pallitarsis host Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius arizonicus temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius bicornis host ant Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius bicornis temporary parasite ant unknown host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius brevicornis host nematode Allomermis (sensu Cobb) parasite Massachusetts, United States Wheeler, 1928; Laciny, 2021
Lasius brunneus host ant Lasius citrinus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 indirect evidence
Lasius brunneus host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius brunneus host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon buccatus parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius brunneus host nematode Diplogasteroides spengelii parasite Kohler, 2012
Lasius brunneus host nematode Diplogasteroides spengelli parasite Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius brunneus host nematode Diploscapter sp. parasite Kohler, 2012
Lasius brunneus host nematode Halicephalobus similigaster parasite Kohler, 2012
Lasius brunneus host nematode Koerneria histophora parasite Kohler, 2012
Lasius brunneus host nematode Oscheius dolichura parasite Kohler, 2012
Lasius brunneus host nematode Oscheius dolichura parasite Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Aphis craccivora trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Aphis fabae trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Aphis hillerislambersi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Aphis middletonii trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Aphis nasturtii trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Aphis pomi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Aphis spiraecola trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus cardui trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Cinara cedri trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Cinara cupressi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Cinara tujafilina trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Dysaphis plantaginea trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Hyalopterus pruni trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Lachnus roboris trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Periphyllus aceris trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Pterocomma populeum trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Schizaphis pyri trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Sitobion fragariae trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Thelaxes suberi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist aphid Uroleucon kashmiricum trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius brunneus mutualist butterfly Glaucopsyche alexis Obregon et al. 2015
Lasius brunneus prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon sp. predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius brunneus xenobiont ant Camponotus fallax xenobiont Poland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Urban park. In decaying wood.
Lasius californicus temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite ant Lasius alienus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite ant Lasius flavus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite ant Lasius niger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite ant Lasius piliferus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Raczkowski et al., 2011 unconfirmed
Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite ant Lasius psammophilus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius citrinus host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon buccatus parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius citrinus temporary parasite ant Lasius brunneus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 indirect evidence
Lasius citrinus temporary parasite ant Lasius niger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 needs confirmation
Lasius claviger host ant Lasius interjectus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius claviger host ant Lasius plumopilosus temporary parasite
Lasius claviger host nematode Oscheius dolichura parasite Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius claviger host nematode Oscheius dolichura parasite Nickle & Ayre, 1966
Lasius claviger mutualist aphid Forda marginata trophobiont Cockerell, 1903; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius claviger mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae trophobiont Jones, 1927; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius claviger temporary parasite ant Lasius alienus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius claviger temporary parasite ant Lasius americanus host Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius claviger temporary parasite ant Lasius neoniger host Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius coloradensis host pselaphid beetle Adranes sp. near lecontei Black Hills, South Dakota Schwartz, 1895
Lasius coloradensis temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius crypticus host ant Lasius latipes temporary parasite
Lasius crypticus xenobiont ant Monomorium minimum host Mackay & Mackay, 2002
Lasius distinguendus host ''Microdon'' fly Microdon devius predator Latium, central Italy Scarparo et al., 2020
Lasius distinguendus host fungus Aegeritella tuberculata pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius distinguendus temporary parasite ant Lasius paralienus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius distinguendus temporary parasite ant Lasius platythorax host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018; Schlick-Steiner et al., 2002
Lasius emarginatus host ''Microdon'' fly Microdon analis predator Latium, central Italy Scarparo et al., 2020
Lasius emarginatus host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius emarginatus host phorid fly Pseudacteon formicarum parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Anoecia corni trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Aphis fabae trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Aphis gossypii trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Aphis impatientis trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Aphis longituba trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Aphis nasturtii trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Aphis spiraecola trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus cardui trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus schwartzi trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus longisetosus trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Cinara pini trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Myzus cerasi trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Myzus lythri trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Periphyllus aceris trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius emarginatus mutualist aphid Thelaxes californica trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius flavus host ant Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius flavus host ant Lasius mixtus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018; Schlick-Steiner et al., 2002
Lasius flavus host ant Lasius orientalis temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004
Lasius flavus host fungus Aegeritella tuberculata pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius flavus host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon buccatus parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius flavus host mite Imparipes obsoletus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius flavus host mite Petalomium carelitschensis parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius flavus host mite Scutacarus longisetus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius flavus host nematode "Mermis" parasite England (Oxford, Cornwal) Crawley & Baylis, 1921
Lasius flavus host nematode Mermithidae (unspecified "Mermix") parasite Germany (Wuerzburg) Gösswald, 1938; Laciny, 2021
Lasius flavus host nematode Oscheius dolichura parasite Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius flavus host nematode Oscheius dolichura parasite Janet, 1893; Wahab, 1962
Lasius flavus host nematode Pheromermis myrmecophila parasite Ireland O'Rourke, 1946; O’Grady & Breen, 2011; Laciny, 2021
Lasius flavus host nematode Pheromermis villosa parasite Austria Kaiser, 1986a, 1986b
Lasius flavus host phorid fly Pseudacteon formicarum parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius flavus mutualist aphid Forda marginata trophobiont Cockerell, 1903; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius flavus prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon sp. predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Formica aquilonia xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Different successional series of rocky habitats. Mound of ''Formica aquilonia''.
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Formica cunicularia xenobiont United Kingdom Kanizsai et al., 2013; Morley, 1945 Foreshore. Under stone
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Formica fusca xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Different successional series of rocky habitats. In rock crevice
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Formica fusca xenobiont Italy Balzani et al., 2022
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Formica fuscocinerea xenobiont Poland Czechowski & Czechowska, 2000; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Grassy mountain slope. Under stone.
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Lasius niger xenobiont Finland, United Kingdom Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013; Morley, 1945 Rocky outcrop; shore meadow, foreshore. In rock crevice/under stone.
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Lasius platythorax xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Different successional series of rocky habitats. In rock crevice/under stone/overgrown soil.
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Myrmica ruginodis xenobiont Italy Balzani et al., 2022
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Myrmica scabrinodis xenobiont United Kingdom Kanizsai et al., 2013; Morley, 1945 Foreshore. Under stone.
Lasius flavus xenobiont ant Tetramorium caespitum xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Different successional series of rocky habitats. Under stone.
Lasius fuji mutualist aphid Stomaphis yanonis trophobiont Endo and Itino, 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus host eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea sp. parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database primary host
Lasius fuliginosus host fungus Beauveria bassiana parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission within nest
Lasius fuliginosus host ichneumonid wasp Eurypterna cremieri parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius fuliginosus host ichneumonid wasp Ghilaromma fuliginosi parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius fuliginosus host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon arakawae parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius fuliginosus host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon cremieri parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius fuliginosus host ichneumonid wasp Hyrbizon fuliginosi parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius fuliginosus host milichiid fly Milichia ludens myrmecophile Germany, Norway, United Kingdom Raddatz, 1873; Okland, 1998; Donisthorpe, 1927; Webb & Ismay, 2003; Poulton, 1919; Milichiidae online
Lasius fuliginosus host milichiid fly Phyllomyza donisthorpei myrmecophile Sweden, United Kingdom Donisthorpe, 1927; Andersson, 1971; Milichiidae online
Lasius fuliginosus host milichiid fly Phyllomyza equitans myrmecophile Finland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom Donisthorpe, 1927; Okland, 1998; Andersson, 1971; Tiensuu, 1946; Donisthorpe, 1927; Duda, 1935; Milichiidae online
Lasius fuliginosus host milichiid fly Phyllomyza flavitarsis myrmecophile Germany Raddatz, 1873; Milichiidae online
Lasius fuliginosus host milichiid fly Phyllomyza pallida myrmecophile Netherlands de Meijere, 1940; Milichiidae online
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Formicomotes octipes parasite Iran Sevastianov 1980; Rahiminejad & Hajiqanbar, 2020 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Gaeolaelaps glabrosimilis parasite Western Siberia, Russia Joharchi et al., 2020 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Imparipes brevibasis parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Imparipes fuliginosophilus parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Imparipes obsoletus parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Imparipes sevastianovi parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Petalomium carelitschensis parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Petalomium fuliginosum parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Petalomium podolicus parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Scutacarus flexisetus parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Scutacarus longisetus parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host mite Unguidispus contematosus parasite Western Siberia, Russia Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius fuliginosus host phorid fly Pseudacteon formicarum parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius fuliginosus host pteromalid wasp Spalangia crassicornis parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius fuliginosus host pteromalid wasp Spalangia nigripes parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus populeti trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus vitellinae trophobiont Molnar et al., 2000; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Cinara boerneri trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Cinara laricis trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Cinara pinea trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Lachnus tropicalis trophobiont Zhang et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Pterocomma pilosum trophobiont Molnar et al., 2000; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Pterocomma rufipes trophobiont Molnar et al., 2000; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Stomaphis japonica trophobiont Zhang et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Stomaphis quercus trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus mutualist aphid Symydobius oblongus trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius fuliginosus prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon sp. predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite ant Lasius bicornis host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite ant Lasius jensi host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018 as ''Lasius jensi'' x ''umbratus''
Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite ant Lasius meridionalis host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite ant Lasius mixtus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite ant Lasius rabaudi host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite ant Lasius sabularum host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite ant Lasius umbratus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius grandis host fungus Aegeritella tuberculata pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius grandis host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum parasite Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission within nest
Lasius grandis host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius grandis host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon buccatus parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius grandis mutualist aphid Lachnus roboris trophobiont Paris and Espadaler, 2009; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius hayashi host ant Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite
Lasius interjectus temporary parasite ant Lasius alienus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius interjectus temporary parasite ant Lasius claviger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius interjectus temporary parasite ant Lasius latipes host de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius interjectus temporary parasite ant Lasius minutus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius interjectus temporary parasite ant Lasius murphyi host de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius interjectus temporary parasite ant Lasius umbratus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius japonicus host ant Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite
Lasius japonicus mutualist aphid Aphis craccivora trophobiont Suzuki et al., 2004; Katayama et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius japonicus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus saliniger trophobiont Hembry et al., 2006; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius jensi host ant Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018 as ''Lasius jensi'' x ''umbratus''
Lasius jensi temporary parasite ant Lasius alienus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius lasioides host cricket Myrmecophilus fuscus myrmecophile Mallorca
Lasius latipes host ant Lasius interjectus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius latipes mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae trophobiont Jones, 1927; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius latipes temporary parasite ant Lasius alienus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Raczkowski et al., 2011
Lasius latipes temporary parasite ant Lasius americanus host Ellison et al., 2012; Mackay & Mackay, 2002
Lasius latipes temporary parasite ant Lasius crypticus host Mackay & Mackay, 2002
Lasius latipes temporary parasite ant Lasius neoniger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Ellison et al., 2012; Janda et al., 2004; Mackay & Mackay, 2002; Raczkowski et al., 2011
Lasius latipes xenobiont ant Formica occulta xenobiont Mackay & Mackay, 2002
Lasius latipes xenobiont ant Lasius sitiens xenobiont Mackay & Mackay, 2002
Lasius latipes xenobiont ant Myrmica hamulata xenobiont Mackay & Mackay, 2002
Lasius meridionalis host ant Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018 as ''Lasius meridionalis'' x ''umbratus''
Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite ant Lasius alienus host Europe Collingwood, 1979; de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite ant Lasius hayashi host Japan Japanese Ant Image Database needs confirmation
Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite ant Lasius japonicus host Japan Japanese Ant Image Database needs confirmation
Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite ant Lasius niger host Europe Collingwood, 1979; de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite ant Lasius psammophilus host Europe Collingwood, 1979; de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius mexicanus temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius minutus host ant Lasius interjectus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius minutus host ant Lasius speculiventris temporary parasite Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius minutus temporary parasite ant Lasius americanus host Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius minutus temporary parasite ant Lasius pallitarsis host Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius minutus xenobiont ant Pheidole picea xenobiont United States Gaige ,1914; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Hardwood forest. In a stump.
Lasius mixtus host ant Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius mixtus temporary parasite ant Lasius flavus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018; Schlick-Steiner et al., 2002
Lasius mixtus temporary parasite ant Lasius niger host Collingwood, 1979; de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius mixtus temporary parasite ant Lasius platythorax host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius murphyi host ant Lasius interjectus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius murphyi host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum parasite Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission within nest
Lasius murphyi host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius murphyi temporary parasite ant Lasius neoniger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Raczkowski et al., 2011
Lasius myops host ant Lasius reginae temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius nearcticus mutualist aphid Lachnus roboris trophobiont Paris and Espadaler, 2009; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius nearcticus mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae trophobiont Jones, 1927; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius nearcticus xenobiont ant Pheidole picea xenobiont United States Gaige ,1914; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Hardwood forest. Under rock.
Lasius neglectus host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum parasite Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission within nest
Lasius neglectus host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius neoniger host ant Lasius claviger temporary parasite Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius neoniger host ant Lasius latipes temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Raczkowski et al., 2011
Lasius neoniger host ant Lasius murphyi temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Raczkowski et al., 2011
Lasius neoniger host ant Lasius subumbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004
Lasius neoniger host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite
Lasius neoniger host eucharitid wasp Pseudometagea schwarzii parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database primary host
Lasius neoniger host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum parasite Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission within nest
Lasius neoniger host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius neoniger host nematode Mermithidae (unspecified "Mermix") parasite Europe Wheeler, 1928; Laciny, 2021
Lasius neoniger mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae trophobiont Jones, 1927; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger associate (details unknown) braconid wasp Paralypsis enervis associate (details unknown) Quevillon, 2018
Lasius niger host ant Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius niger host ant Lasius citrinus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius niger host ant Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius niger host ant Lasius mixtus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius niger host ant Lasius rabaudi temporary parasite
Lasius niger host ant Lasius sabularum temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius niger host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004
Lasius niger host braconid wasp Elasmosoma berolinense parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius niger host cestode Mesocestoides sp. parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode secondary; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius niger host cricket Myrmecophilus balcanicus myrmecophile Macedonia
Lasius niger host encyrtid wasp Anicetus beneficus parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius niger host encyrtid wasp Bothriothorax intermedius parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius niger host encyrtid wasp Syrphophagus aphidivorus parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius niger host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum parasite Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission within nest
Lasius niger host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum pathogen
Lasius niger host ichneumonid wasp Hybrizon buccatus parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius niger host mite Imparipes obsoletus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius niger host mite Petalomium carelitschensis parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius niger host mite Petalomium crinitus parasite Iran Khaustov & Tolstikov, 2016; Rahiminejad & Hajiqanbar, 2020 ectoparasite
Lasius niger host mite Petalomium nataliae parasite Iran Sevastianov, 1967; Rahiminejad & Hajiqanbar, 2020 ectoparasite
Lasius niger host mite Petalomium podolicus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius niger host mite Scutacarus longisetus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius niger host nematode "Mermis" parasite England (Oxford, Cornwal) Crawley & Baylis, 1921
Lasius niger host nematode Mermithidae (Pheromermis sp.?) parasite Austria, Burgenland Laciny, 2017
Lasius niger host nematode Mermithidae (unspecified "Mermix") parasite Germany (Wuerzburg) Gösswald, 1938; Laciny, 2021
Lasius niger host nematode Oscheius dolichura parasite Quevillon, 2018 multiple encounter modes; indirect transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius niger host nematode Pheromermis lasiusi parasite Rubstov, 1970
Lasius niger host nematode Pheromermis myrmecophila parasite Ireland O'Rourke, 1946; O’Grady & Breen, 2011; Laciny, 2021
Lasius niger host nematode Pheromermis villosa parasite Austria Kaiser, 1986a, 1986b
Lasius niger host phorid fly Aenigmatias franzi parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius niger host phorid fly Pseudacteon formicarum parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius niger host pteromalid wasp Asaphes vulgaris parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius niger host pteromalid wasp Caenacis sp. parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius niger host pteromalid wasp Pachyneuron aphidis parasite Universal Chalcidoidea Database associate
Lasius niger host tachinid fly Strongylogaster globula parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis craccae trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis craccivora trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Kataria and Kumar, 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis fabae trophobiont Liepert and Dettner, 1993; Volkl et al., 1999; Offenberg, 2001; Woodring et al., 2004; Fischer et al., 2005; Detrain et al., 2010; Sanders and Frank, 2010; Tegelaar et al., 2012; Tegelaar et al., 2013; Fischer et al., 2015; Tegelaar, 2015; Vantaux et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis gossypii trophobiont Kaneko, 2003; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis idaei trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis jacobaeae trophobiont Vrieling et al., 1991; Müller and Godfray, 1999; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis pomi trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis vandergooti trophobiont Woodring et al., 2004; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Aphis viburni trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Brachycaudus cardui trophobiont Volkl et al., 1999; Müller and Godfray, 1999; Woodring et al., 2004; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Callipterinella tuberculata trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Chaitophorus albus trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Chaitophorus populeti trophobiont Fischer and Shingleton, 2001; Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Chaitophorus populialbae trophobiont Fischer and Shingleton, 2001; Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Chaitophorus tremulae trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Chromaphis obiensis trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Cinara pini trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Dysaphis plantaginea trophobiont Nagy et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Lachnus tropicalis trophobiont Sakata, 1995; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Metopeurum fuscoviride trophobiont Volkl et al., 1999; Fischer et al., 2002; Woodring et al., 2004; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Myzocallis kuricola trophobiont Sakata, 1995; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Symydobius oblongus trophobiont Novgorodova, 2005; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist aphid Trama troglodytes trophobiont Woodring et al., 2004; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius niger mutualist butterfly Glaucopsyche alexis Obregon et al. 2015
Lasius niger mutualist butterfly Laeosopis roboris Obregon et al. 2015
Lasius niger mutualist butterfly Zizeeria knysna Obregon et al. 2015
Lasius niger prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon mutabilis predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius niger prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon sp. predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius niger xenobiont ant Formica fusca xenobiont United Kingdom Kanizsai et al., 2013; Morley, 1945 under stone
Lasius niger xenobiont ant Lasius flavus xenobiont Finland, United Kingdom Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013; Morley, 1945 Rocky outcrop; shore meadow, foreshore. In rock crevice/under stone.
Lasius niger xenobiont ant Myrmica rubra xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Shore meadow; at road. Under stone; between asphalt edge and grass.
Lasius nipponensis host ichneumonid wasp Eurypterna cremieri parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius nitidigaster host fungus Aegeritella tuberculata pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius occidentalis temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius orientalis temporary parasite ant Lasius flavus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004
Lasius pallitarsis host ant Lasius minutus temporary parasite Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius pallitarsis host ant Lasius subumbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Ellison et al., 2012; Janda et al., 2004
Lasius pallitarsis host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius pallitarsis host fungus Aegeritella tuberculata pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius pallitarsis host fungus Laboulbenia formicarum pathogen Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012; Quevillon, 2018
Lasius pallitarsis mutualist aphid Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae trophobiont Jones, 1927; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius pallitarsis prey ''Microdon'' fly Microdon sp. predator Quevillon, 2018
Lasius paralienus host ant Lasius distinguendus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Aphis craccivora trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Aphis fabae trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Aphis frangulae trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Aphis galliiscabri trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Aphis gossypii trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Aphis rumicis trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Aphis umbrella trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus cardui trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus longisetosus trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus populeti trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus populialbae trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus remaudierei trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus truncates trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Cinara palaestinensis trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Cinara palaestinesis trophobiont Latibari et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Cinara pini trophobiont Latibari et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Hyadaphis foeniculi trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Hyalopterus pruni trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Myzus persicae trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius paralienus mutualist aphid Pterochloroides persicae trophobiont Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius piliferus host ant Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius platythorax host ant Lasius distinguendus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018; Schlick-Steiner et al., 2002
Lasius platythorax host ant Lasius mixtus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius platythorax host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius platythorax xenobiont ant Camponotus herculeanus xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 In decaying wood.
Lasius platythorax xenobiont ant Formica fusca xenobiont Finland, Poland Kanizsai et al., 2013; Włodarczyk et al., 2009 Forest on rocks; clearcut of managed forest. In decaying wood; in tree stump
Lasius platythorax xenobiont ant Lasius flavus xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Different successional series of rocky habitats. In rock crevice/under stone/overgrown soil.
Lasius platythorax xenobiont ant Myrmica rubra xenobiont Finland Czechowski, 2004; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Forest. In decaying wood
Lasius plumopilosus temporary parasite ant Lasius claviger host Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius pogonogynus temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius productus mutualist aphid Stomaphis hirukawai trophobiont Matsuura and Yashiro, 2006; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius psammophilus host ant Lasius carniolicus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius psammophilus host ant Lasius meridionalis temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius psammophilus host ant Lasius reginae temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius psammophilus host ant Lasius umbratus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius pubescens temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius rabaudi host ant Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius rabaudi temporary parasite ant Lasius niger host
Lasius reginae host ant Lasius psammophilus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius reginae temporary parasite ant Lasius alienus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius reginae temporary parasite ant Lasius myops host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius sabularum host ant Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius sabularum temporary parasite ant Lasius niger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius sabularum xenobiont ant Lasius umbratus xenobiont Poland Borowiec, 2011; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Stand of oak trees. Under stone.
Lasius sitiens xenobiont ant Crematogaster punctulata xenobiont
Lasius sitiens xenobiont ant Formica argentea xenobiont
Lasius sitiens xenobiont ant Formica occulta xenobiont
Lasius sitiens xenobiont ant Lasius latipes xenobiont
Lasius sitiens xenobiont ant Monomorium minimum xenobiont
Lasius sitiens xenobiont ant Myrmica hamulata xenobiont
Lasius sitiens xenobiont ant Solenopsis molesta xenobiont
Lasius spathepus temporary parasite ant Lasius japonicus host Japanese Ant Image Database needs confirmation
Lasius speculiventris temporary parasite ant Lasius minutus host Ellison et al., 2012
Lasius subglaber temporary parasite ant unknown host
Lasius subumbratus temporary parasite ant Lasius neoniger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004
Lasius subumbratus temporary parasite ant Lasius pallitarsis host de la Mora et al., 2021; Ellison et al., 2012; Janda et al., 2004
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Acyrthosiphon gossypii trophobiont Mortazavi et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Anoecia corni trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis brunellae trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis craccivora trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Mortazavi et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis fabae trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014, Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis farinosa trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis gossypii trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis pomi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis sambuci trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Aphis spiraecola trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014, Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus amygdalinus trophobiont Mortazavi et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus cardui trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Brachycaudus helichrysi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Chaetosiphon tetrarhodum trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus hillerislambersi trophobiont Mortazavi et al., 2015; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Chaitophorus salicti trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Cinara cupressi trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Cinara pilicornis trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Cinara pini trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Cinara tujafilina trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Myzus cerasi trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014, Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Myzus lythri trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Myzus varians trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Neobetulaphis pusilla trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Phleomyzus passerini trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Protaphis terricola trophobiont Özdemir et al., 2008; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Pterochloroides persicae trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Pterocomma populeum trophobiont Akyürek et al., 2016; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius turcicus mutualist aphid Toxoptera aurantii trophobiont Akyildirim et al., 2014; Saddiqui et al., 2019
Lasius umbratus host ant Lasius fuliginosus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius umbratus host ant Lasius interjectus temporary parasite de la Mora et al., 2021; Raczkowski & Luque, 2011
Lasius umbratus host cricket Myrmecophilus pergandei myrmecophile United States
Lasius umbratus host fungus Aegeritella tuberculata Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012
Lasius umbratus host mite Imparipes obsoletus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius umbratus host mite Scutacarus longisetus parasite Khaustov, 2015 ectoparasite
Lasius umbratus host phorid fly Pseudacteon formicarum parasitoid Quevillon, 2018 encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest
Lasius umbratus temporary parasite ant Lasius brunneus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius umbratus temporary parasite ant Lasius emarginatus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004 unconfirmed
Lasius umbratus temporary parasite ant Lasius niger host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018
Lasius umbratus temporary parasite ant Lasius platythorax host de la Mora et al., 2021; Seifert, 2018
Lasius umbratus temporary parasite ant Lasius psammophilus host de la Mora et al., 2021; Janda et al., 2004; Seifert, 2018 unconfirmed
Lasius umbratus xenobiont ant Formica sanguinea xenobiont Poland Czechowski & Rotkiewicz, 1997; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Clearings in a pine forest. In the sandy soil.
Lasius umbratus xenobiont ant Lasius sabularum xenobiont Poland Borowiec, 2011; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Stand of oak trees. Under stone.
Lasius umbratus xenobiont ant Polyergus rufescens xenobiont Poland Czechowski & Rotkiewicz, 1997; Kanizsai et al., 2013 Clearings in a pine forest. In the sandy soil.

Flight Period

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Taxon Month Source Notes
Lasius alienus Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius austriacus Jul Aug Sep Schlick-Steiner et al., 2003
Lasius bicornis Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius brevicornis Aug Sep
Lasius brunneus May Jun Jul Aug antkeeping.info
Lasius capitatus Sep Yamauchi et al., 1986; Japanese Ant Image Database Japan
Lasius carniolicus May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct antkeeping.info
Lasius citrinus Apr May Jun Jul Aug antkeeping.info
Lasius claviger Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec antkeeping.info
Lasius distinguendus Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius emarginatus Jun Jul Aug antkeeping.info
Lasius flavus Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius fuliginosus Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius hayashi Jul Aug Japan
Lasius interjectus Apr May Jun antkeeping.info
Lasius japonicus Jul Aug Japan
Lasius jensi Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius lasioides May Jun Jul antkeeping.info
Lasius latipes Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius meridionalis Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius mixtus Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius morisitai Jul Japan
Lasius murphyi Mar antkeeping.info
Lasius myops May Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius nearcticus Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius neoniger Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec antkeeping.info
Lasius niger Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius nipponensis Jun Jul Japan
Lasius orientalis Jul Japan
Lasius paralienus Aug Sep Oct antkeeping.info
Lasius platythorax Jun Jul Aug antkeeping.info
Lasius productus Aug Sep Japan
Lasius psammophilus Jul Aug antkeeping.info
Lasius reginae Aug Sep antkeeping.info
Lasius sabularum Aug Sep Oct antkeeping.info
Lasius sakagamii Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Japan
Lasius sonobei Aug Sep Japan
Lasius spathepus Jun Jul Aug Japan
Lasius subumbratus Jul Aug antkeeping.info
Lasius talpa Aug Sep Japan
Lasius umbratus Jun Jul Aug Sep antkeeping.info

Life History Traits

  • Mean colony size: 3000-2500000 (Greer et al., 2021)
  • Compound colony type: temperary parasite (Greer et al., 2021)
  • Nest site: hypogaeic (Greer et al., 2021)
  • Diet class: omnivore (Greer et al., 2021)
  • Foraging stratum: subterranean/leaf litter (Greer et al., 2021)
  • Foraging behaviour: cooperative (Greer et al., 2021)

Castes

Male

Diploid males are known to occur in Lasius alienus or Lasius niger (found in 2.3% of 44 examined nests) (Pearson, 1982, 1983; Cournault & Aron, 2009).

Morphology

Worker Morphology

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• Antennal segment count: 12 • Antennal club: absent-gradual • Palp formula: 6,4 • Total dental count: 6-10 (0-1) • Spur formula: 1 simple, 1 simple; 0, 0 • Eyes: >100 ommatidia • Scrobes: absent • Pronotal Spines: absent • Mesonotal Spines: absent • Propodeal Spines: absent • Petiolar Spines: absent • Caste: monomorphic, a few species weakly polymorphic • Sting: absent • Metaplural Gland: absent; present • Cocoon: polymorphic

Karyotype

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Taxon Haploid Diploid Karyotype Locality Source Notes
Lasius alienus 28 Switzerland Hauschteck, 1962
Lasius alienus 15 30 Germany; Switzerland Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983 n=14 was also reported, Lorite and Palomeque 2010 suggested that such karyotype is due Robertsonian polymorphism
Lasius brunneus 15 1M+3ST+11T Spain Lorite et al., 1998a; Lorite et al., 2002b Karyotype n=16 was reported in Lorite et al., 2002b and suggested that it is due B-chromosome
Lasius emarginatus 30 Switzerland Hauschteck, 1962
Lasius flavus 15 30 Switzerland Hauschteck, 1962; Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983
Lasius fuliginosus 14 28 Italy; Switzerland Hauschteck, 1962; Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983
Lasius nearcticus 15 30 USA Crozier, 1970b
Lasius niger 15 30 Japan; Spain; Switzerland Hauschteck, 1962; Hauschteck, 1963; Imai & Yosida, 1964; Imai, 1966; Imai, 1969; Imai & Kubota, 1972; Palomeque et al., 1990b, 1990c In Spain population in Palomeque et al. 1990 variation in the number of chromososmes were reported due B-chromosome
Lasius pallitarsis 28 USA Hung, 1969 as ''Lasius pallitarsus''
Lasius sakagamii 15 30 2M+28A Japan Yamauchi et al., 2001
Lasius talpa 30 Japan Imai & Yosida, 1964; Imai, 1966; Imai, 1969
Lasius umbratus 15 30 Switzerland; USA Hauschteck, 1962; Hung, 1969

Phylogeny

Formicinae
Myrmelachistini
Lasiini
Melophorini
Formicini
Gesomyrmecini

Gesomyrmex  (7 species, 12 fossil species)

Oecophyllini

Oecophylla  (15 species, 16 fossil species)

Plagiolepidini
Gigantiopini

Gigantiops  (1 species, 0 fossil species)

Santschiellini

Santschiella  (1 species, 0 fossil species)

Myrmoteratini

Myrmoteras  (41 species, 0 fossil species)

Camponotini

See Phylogeny of Formicinae for details.

Nomenclature

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

  • LASIUS [Formicinae: Lasiini]
    • Lasius Fabricius, 1804: 415. Type-species: Formica nigra, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903: 338.
    • [Lasius Jurine, 1801: 164 (Apidae), resurrected by Morice & Durrant, 1915: 421, suppressed by Act of Commission.]
    • Lasius junior synonym of Acanthomyops: Forel, 1916: 460; Donisthorpe, 1916c: 276; Morice & Durrant, 1917: 442. Donisthorpe, 1927b: 206; Donisthorpe, 1937b: 132; Donisthorpe, 1943f: 655; Donisthorpe, 1946g: 91.
    • Lasius junior synonym of Formicina: Emery, 1916a: 61; Bondroit, 1918: 19.
    • Lasius as genus: Wheeler, W.M. 1916k: 172; Emery, 1925b: 226; Wilson, 1955a: 11.
    • Lasius senior synonym of Donisthorpea: Wheeler, W.M. 1916k: 172; Emery, 1925b: 226; Wilson, 1955a: 11.
    • Lasius senior synonym of †Tylolasius: Hong, Wu & Ren, 2001: 348.
  • ACANTHOMYOPS [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Acanthomyops Mayr, 1862: 699. Type-species: Formica clavigera, by monotypy.
    • Acanthomyops junior synonym of Lasius: Mayr, 1866b: 888.
    • Acanthomyops revived from synonymy as subgenus of Lasius: Emery, 1893i: 642.
    • Acanthomyops incorrectly as senior synonym of Lasius: Forel, 1916: 460; Donisthorpe, 1916c: 276.
    • Acanthomyops subgenus of Formicina: Emery, 1916a: 11; Forel, 1917: 249.
    • Acanthomyops subgenus of Lasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1916k: 172; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 698; Emery, 1925b: 236.
    • Acanthomyops revived status as genus: Creighton, 1950a: 426.
    • Acanthomyops subgenus of Lasius: Ward, 2005: 13.
    • Acanthomyops subgenus of Lasius: Boudinot et al., 2022: 135.
  • AUSTROLASIUS [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Austrolasius Faber, 1967: 74 [as subgenus of Lasius]. Type-species: Lasius carniolicus, by original designation.
    • Austrolasius subgenus of Lasius: Boudinot et al., 2022: 135.
  • CAUTOLASIUS [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Cautolasius Wilson, 1955a: 13 [as subgenus of Lasius]. Type-species: Formica flava, by original designation.
    • Cautolasius subgenus of Lasius: Boudinot et al., 2022: 135.
  • CHTHONOLASIUS [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Chtonolasius Ruzsky, 1912: 630 [as subgenus of Lasius]. Type-species: Formica umbrata, by subsequent designation of Emery, 1925b: 232.
    • [Chtonolasius also described as new by Ruzsky, 1914a: 59. The claim by some authors (e.g. Emery, 1916a: 11; Donisthorpe, 1941f: 37; Donisthorpe, 1943f: 633) that Ruzsky nominated Lasius flavus as type-species is incorrect. Ruzsky (1912: 630) included those species "with the appearance of the yellow Lasius (Las. flavus D.G.) and its closely related species, and races (Las. carniolicus, Las. umbratus, Las. myops, Las. mixtus)". This is not a direct nomination of a type-species, nor is De Geer (D.G.) the author of flavus: Bolton, 1995b: 24.]
    • Chthonolasius justified emendation of spelling: Wheeler, W.M. 1916k: 170.
    • Chthonolasius junior synonym of Formicina: Wheeler, W.M. 1916k: 172; Emery, 1916a: 11.
    • Chthonolasius subgenus of Acanthomyops: Donisthorpe, 1927b: 254.
    • Chthonolasius subgenus of Lasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 698; Emery, 1925b: 231; Wilson, 1955a: 13.
    • Chthonolasius subgenus of Lasius: Boudinot et al., 2022: 135.
  • DENDROLASIUS [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Dendrolasius Ruzsky, 1912: 630 [as subgenus of Lasius]. Type-species: Formica fuliginosa, by monotypy.
    • [Dendrolasius also described as new by Ruzsky, 1914a: 59.]
    • Dendrolasius subgenus of Formicina: Forel, 1917: 249.
    • Dendrolasius subgenus of Acanthomyops: Donisthorpe, 1927b: 211.
    • Dendrolasius subgenus of Lasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 698; Emery, 1925b: 235; Wilson, 1955a: 14.
    • Dendrolasius subgenus of Lasius: Boudinot et al., 2022: 135.
  • DONISTHORPEA [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Donisthorpea Morice & Durrant, 1915: 423. Type-species: Formica nigra, by original designation. [Unnecessary replacement name for Lasius Fabricius.]
    • Donisthorpea as genus: Donisthorpe, 1915d: 184.
    • Donisthorpea subgenus of Formicina: Emery, 1916a: 11; Emery, 1916b: 239.
    • Donisthorpea subgenus of Acanthomyops: Donisthorpe, 1927b: 229; Donisthorpe, 1946g: 91.
    • Donisthorpea junior synonym of Acanthomyops: Forel, 1916: 460; Morice & Durrant, 1917: 442; Donisthorpe, 1927b: 209.
    • Donisthorpea junior synonym of Lasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1916k: 172; Wilson, 1955a: 11.
    • [Lasius and Donisthorpea share the same type-species, synonymy is therefore absolute.]
  • TYLOLASIUS [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Tylolasius Zhang, J. 1989: 295. Type-species: †Tylolasius inflatus, by original designation.
    • Tylolasius junior synonym of Lasius: Hong, Wu & Ren, 2001: 348.

References