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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Subgenus: Dendrolasius
Ruzsky, 1912
Type species
Formica fuliginosa, now Lasius fuliginosus

Lasius fuliginosus casent0173166 profile 1.jpg

Lasius fuliginosus casent0173166 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

This is currently a subgenus of Lasius. Please see Lasius for further information.


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

  • DENDROLASIUS [subgenus of Lasius]
    • Dendrolasius Ruzsky, 1912: 630 [as subgenus of Lasius]. Type-species: Formica fuliginosa, by monotypy.
    • [Dendrolasius also described as new by Ruzsky, 1914a: 59.]
    • Dendrolasius subgenus of Formicina: Forel, 1917: 249.
    • Dendrolasius subgenus of Acanthomyops: Donisthorpe, 1927b: 211.
    • Dendrolasius subgenus of Lasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 698; Emery, 1925b: 235; Wilson, 1955a: 14.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 97, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Lasius)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 180, Dendrolasius as junior synonym of Lasius [provisional])
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1927c. British ants, their life history and classification (2nd edn.). London: G. Routledge and Sons, xvi + 436 pp. (page 211, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Acanthomyops)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 637, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Acanthomyops)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 235, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Lasius)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 249, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Formicina)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1912. Myrmecological notes. Uch. Zap. Kazan. Vet. Inst. 29: 629-636 (page 630, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Lasius)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1914a [1913]. Myrmekologische Notizen. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(9 9: 58-63 (page 59, Dendrolasius also described as new)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 698, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Lasius)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 14, Dendrolasius as subgenus of Lasius)