Lasius lawarai

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Lasius lawarai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. lawarai
Binomial name
Lasius lawarai
Seifert, 1992

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Specimen Labels


Nothing is known about this species beyond the type collection. The type locality, Lawarai Pass (2700m) is in the Hindu Raj Mountains in northern Pakistan. It is unclear what vegetation/habitat was present where the types were collected. Proceeding up in elevation to the pass (3118m), there is likely a typical vegetative change from forest through different kinds of open habitat types. This area is undergoing rapid environmental change (see Haq et al. 2019).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Pakistan (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.

  • lawarai. Lasius (Lasius) lawarai Seifert, 1992b: 38, fig. 28 (w.) PAKISTAN.
    • Senior synonym of breviscapus: Seifert, 2020: 74.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 223; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 27; Seifert, 2020: 74.
  • breviscapus. Lasius (Lasius) breviscapus Seifert, 1992b: 24, fig. 17 (w.) INDIA (Himachal Pradesh).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 222; Bharti & Gul, 2013: 57 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 27.
    • Junior synonym of lawarai: Seifert, 2020: 74.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bharti H. 2011. List of Indian ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Halteres 3: 79-87.
  • Rasheed M. T., I. Bodlah, A. G. Fareen, A. A. Wachkoo, X. Huang, and S. A. Akbar. 2019. A checklist of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Pakistan. Sociobiology 66(3): 426-439.
  • Seifert B. 1992. A taxonomic revision of the Palaearctic members of the ant subgenus Lasius s.str. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz 66(5): 1-67.