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Species Lasius americanus - formerly Lasius alienus

Hiding under a log - Lasius americanus Spring Ants - Lasius americanus - female ants & root aphids - Lasius americanus tiny ants - Lasius americanus Formica? - Lasius americanus 04Jul2017.UF.CB.hymen1 - Lasius americanus - female What creepy-crawlies under my flower pot? - Lasius americanus Ant - little brown on rock - Lasius americanus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Lasiini
Genus Lasius (Citronella Ants)
No Taxon (Subgenus Lasius)
Species americanus (formerly Lasius alienus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lasius alienus (Foerster) has long been applied to the Nearctic population. Schar, et al 2018 (see print references) at long last elevated this species out of the Eurasian taxon L. alienus.)

see genus page for notes of the taxonomic status
Explanation of Names
Author: Carlo Emery, 1893
Identification
Workers are dusky brown with with somewhat lighter appendages. Antennal scapes typically lack any erect setae, and propodeum and lower edges of hind femora have only a few erect setae, near the base, and reduced appressed pubescence.
Habitat
Forests and woodlands, mostly. Often nests in or under rotten wood.
Remarks
A small and common species spread across temperate forests of North America.
Print References
Schar, et al. (2018) Do Holarctic ant species exist? Trans-Beringian dispersal and homoplasy in the Formicidae. Journal of Biogeography. 2018;1–12.
Internet References