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Volume 101, Issue 1-2, Pages 37-43

Lasius Xerophilus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a New Ant Species From White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Laboratory for Environmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas, El Paso 79968, TX, USA

Received 6 April 1993

Copyright © 1994 William P. Mackay and Emma E. Mackay.


We describe a new species of the ant genus Lasius collected from the arid Chihuahuan Desert, a very unusual habitat for the genus. The workers, females and males of this species are similar to those of L. neoniger , but have more abundant erect hairs on the tibiae.