Lasius grandis

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Lasius grandis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. grandis
Binomial name
Lasius grandis
Forel, 1909

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Specimen Labels

This ant has been associated with the butterfly Laeosopis roboris and Tomares ballus (Obregon et al. 2015). It was found to be one of the most common invertebrates in historic gardens in the Azores (Arteaga et al., 2020)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Albania, Andorra, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula, Portugal, Spain (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Beltra et al. (2017) found this ant forging on grape vines in Eastern Spain vineyards.

Fungi

This taxon is a host for the fungi Aegeritella tuberculata and Laboulbenia formicarum (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • grandis. Lasius niger var. grandis Forel, 1909c: 104 (w.) SPAIN. Seifert, 1992b: 32 (q.). Junior synonym of alienus: Wilson, 1955a: 77; of niger: Yarrow, 1967: 30. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Seifert, 1992b: 32.

Description

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