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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 5, pages 53-58, published March 2013

Lasius elevatus, a new ant species of the subgenus Cautolasius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Indian Himalayas

HIMENDER BHARTI* & IRFAN GUL

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab – 147002, India

DOI: 10.20362/am.005007

© H. Bharti & I. Gul

Abstract: A new species of the formicine ant genus Lasius, viz Lasius elevatus sp. nov., is described from the Indian Himalayas. This is the third species of the subgenus Cautolasius known from the Himalayas, with L. alienoflavus Bingham, 1903 and L. talpa Wilson, 1955 reported earlier. A key is provided for the 13 species reported from this region.

Keywords: Lasius, Cautolasius, Formicinae, taxonomy, new species, key, Indian Himalaya.

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