Lasius minimus

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Lasius minimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. minimus
Binomial name
Lasius minimus
(Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain. It was described from the Okeanskaya Railroad Station near Vladivostok. The description only mentions the very small size of the ants and might possibly refer to dwarf workers of Lasius japonicus or Lasius vostochni (Seifert, 2020).



Distribution based on type material

Russian Federation (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.

  • minimus. Acanthomyops niger var. minimus Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928b: 20 (w.) RUSSIA.
    • Combination in Lasius: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 26.
    • Junior synonym of niger: Wilson, 1955a: 59.
    • Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Lasius: Seifert, 1992b: 48; Seifert, 2020: 80.