A new species of the ant genus Lasius Fabricius, 1804 from Crete (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors:S. Salata, Borowiec L.
Date Published:10 October 2018
Keywords:Endemic species, Greece, Lasius, Mediterranean Subregion

Lasius tapinomoides sp. n. from Crete, Greece, is described and illustrated. It belongs to L. turcicus complex and is well characterized by very small body, extremely shallow metanotal groove and presence of suberect to erect setae on the apical part of scape. New records of Cretan members of the genus Lasius Fabricius, 1804 are provided, their checklist is updated, and the key to their determination is presented.

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