Lasius niger (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lapeva-Gjonova, Albena, Antonova, Vera, Radchenko, Alexander G. & Atanasova, Maria, 2010, Catalogue of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Bulgaria, ZooKeys 62, pp. 1-124: 26

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.62.430

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Lasius niger (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Lasius niger (Linnaeus, 1758) 

Lasius niger var. alienoniger  Forel, 1874: Forel 1892, Atanassov 1936, 1952 (see Notes below)

Records

(Map 55): Bulgaria ( Agosti and Collingwood 1987a, Atanassov and Dlusskij 1992, Seifert 1992); Western Predbalkan: Krapets vill. [ Atanassov 1936 (as Lasius alieno niger  )]; CentralPredbalkan: Dermantsi vill. (Lukovit) [ Atanassov 1934, 1936 (as Lasius alieno niger  )]; Western Stara Planina Mts: Chepan (Dragoman) ( Borisova et al. 2005); EasternStara Planina Mts: Sliven ( Forel 1892); Zemen Gorge: Skakavitsa waterfall ( Atanassov 1936); Vitosha Mt. [ Atanassov 1952 (as Lasius niger  L. var. alieno-niger Forel), Hlaváč et al. 2007]; Sofia Basin: Sofia [ Atanassov 1936 (as Lasius alieno niger  ), Antonova 2004, 2005, Lapeva-Gjonova 2004b, Lapeva-Gjonova and Atanasova 2004, Antonova and Penev 2006, 2008, Hlaváč et al. 2007], the surroundings of Sofia near Vladaya vill. ( Antonova and Penev 2006, 2008); Plana Mt.: Pasarel vill. ( Vagalinski and Lapeva-Gjonova in press); Podbalkan Basins: Rose valley ( Atanassov et al. 1955); Lozenska Planina Mt. ( Vassilev and Evtimov 1973): near German monastery ( Antonova and Penev 2008); Belasitsa Mt. ( Atanassov 1964); Krupnik-Sandanski-Petrich Valley: around Mitino vill., Petrich plain ( Atanassov 1964); Rila Mt.: the valley of Rilska river [ Forel 1892 (as Lasius niger  Rasse alienus var. alieno-niger)]; Western Rhodopi Mts: Asenovgrad [ Forel 1892 (as Lasius niger  Rasse alienus var. alieno-niger)], Devin, Peshtera, Batak ( Lapeva-Gjonova in press (a)); Southern Black Sea coast: Burgas, Sozopol [ Forel 1892 (as Lasius niger  Rasse alienus var. alieno-niger)], Veselie vill. ( Forel 1892).

Notes:

Some of the above mentioned records most probably include also closely related Lasius platythorax  . Lasius niger alienoniger  Forel, 1874 has been considered by different authors to be a separate species or a junior synonym of Lasius niger  , but Seifert (1992) proposed it should be considered as incertae sedis in Lasius  (for details see Bolton 1995, Bolton et al. 2006).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Lasius