The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota crinita (Mayr)

Petiole with short spines

Body colour black - with abundant erect pale hairs crinita-group

Lepisiota crinita (Mayr)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Acantholepis crinita nov. spec., Mayr, 1895: 149, worker); worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Mayr's (1895) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a) provided a translation, this is at {original description}.

In his description of Lepisiota tenuipilis, Santschi (1935) compared the species and wrote of crinita as having a more sculptured propodeum and shorter antennal scapes.


{Lepisiota crinita}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0915718

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