Lasius bicornis,

Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 105

publication ID

6175

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Lasius bicornis
status

 

40. Lasius bicornis  HNS  (Forster, 1850) Figs. 147, 148.

Formica bicornis Forster  HNS  , 1850:41.

Worker. Clear citron yellow. Funiculus segments not longer than broad; scape distinctly flattened. Outline of petiole characteristic: high, tapering dorsally with a deep emargination. Body hairs long, longest hairs nearly as long as maximum hind tibial width, sparse on dorsum of gaster where restricted to posterior borders of tergites; genal hairs sparse, scapes and tibiae bare. Length: 4.0-4.5 mm.

Queen. Yellowish brown to brown with head wider than alitrunk. Characters as worker; size relatively small. Length: 4.8-5.3 mm.

Male. Dark brown; petiole high, tapered and deeply indented; gaster hairs very sparse. Length: 4.0 mm.

Distribution. Rare; Sweden: Sm. (Forsslund, 1957a). - Range: Central and South Europe from Pyrenees and Caucasus but also recorded from Himalayas (Kashmir), South Italy to Netherlands; uncommon.

Biology. This species nests in rotten logs. Alatae have been taken in September (Poldi, 1962).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Lasius