The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota erythraea (Forel)

Petiole with short spines

Body colour dark, usually black; TL > 2.2 mm; erect hairs relatively short, dark coloured, may be sparse - capensis-group

Lepisiota erythraea (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Eritrea (Acantholepis carbonaria Em. var. erythraea n. var., Forel, 1910c: 265 worker & queen; raised to species, Collingwood, 1985: 295) - see below

Worker and queen only described (type location Ethiopia in Bolton, 1995) .


{Lepisiota erythraea}Forel's (1910c) description is on {original description}.


{Lepisiota erythraea}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0909880.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota erythraea
B Taylor det.

Egypt
M James
2001-02b

2001
Sinai
2833' N
3356' E
St Katherine protectorate around the town of St Katherine, in mountains above 1500m


2
{album}

{Lepisiota erythraea}The photomontage is of workers collected in the Sinai Desert, Egypt, St Katherine protectorate around the town of St Katherine, in mountains above 1500m, in early 2001, by Mike James, a research student of Francis Gilbert.

{Lepisiota erythraea}Second specimen from St Katherine protectorate

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