Lasius alienoniger

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Lasius alienoniger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. alienoniger
Binomial name
Lasius alienoniger
Forel, 1874

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain. The short description of Forel is contradictory. The name should refer to either Lasius alienus, Lasius psammophilus, Lasius paralienus or setae-reduced specimens of Lasius niger (Seifert, 2020).



Distribution based on type material

Switzerland (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • alienoniger. Lasius niger var. alienoniger Forel, 1874: 47 (w.q.) SWITZERLAND. Subspecies of niger: Finzi, 1924a: 14; Stärcke, 1944a: 154. Raised to species: Röszler, 1943: 44. Junior synonym of niger: Wilson, 1955a: 59; Kutter, 1977c: 14. Unrecognisable taxon, incertae sedis in Lasius: Seifert, 1992b: 48.