|SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Lasius Fabricius|
In Tribe Lasiini.
Diagnostic Features - worker size small to medium; bodies robust, with head massive relative to the alitrunk; palpal segmentation 6, 4; mandibles with 7-12 teeth folowing the typical formicine pattern; alitrunk not conspicuously constricted or otherwise specialised, mesonotum profile typically convex; propodeal spiracle round; petiole scale profile prominent, erect and typically symmetrical (after Wilson, 1955a: 10).
Fabricius' (1804) genus description is at . Wilson (1955a: 9) made an extensive genus revision which has been surpassed by Seifert's (1992) comprehensive revision of the Palaearctic species, this is at .
Species in collection
Lasius himalayanus Bingham
Lasius neglectus Van Loon
Lasius turcicus Latreille Van Loon
From the United Kingdom
Lasius flavus (Fabricius)
Lasius niger (Linnaeus).
Recorded from Egypt Lasius lasioides (Emery)
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