Lasius nigerrimus

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Lasius nigerrimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: L. nigerrimus
Binomial name
Lasius nigerrimus
(Christ, 1791)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain. The description reports nothing but body length, color and occurrence in gardens and could refer to either a Lasius s.str. or a Tapinoma species. Christ's paper considers ants on a worldwide scale but he gave no collecting locality for this species. Supposing that he meant a German garden, there is some likelihood for a synonymy with Lasius niger (Seifert, 2020; Boudinot et al., 2022).



No distribution information available.




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

  • nigerrimus. Formica nigerrima Christ, 1791: 513 (w.) (no state data).
    • Junior synonym of niger: Emery, 1892b: 162; Dalla Torre, 1893: 188; Donisthorpe, 1915d: 200; Emery, 1925b: 230; Donisthorpe, 1927b: 229; Karavaiev, 1936: 202; Bolton, 1995b: 224; Radchenko, 2016: 360.
    • Status as species: Seifert, 2020: 80.