The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota incisa (Forel)

Petiole with spines longer than their basal interval - incisa-group

Lepisiota incisa (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Acantholepis capensis Mayr r. incisa n. stirps, Forel, 1913b: 338, worker; raised to species by Collingwood, 1985: 295) collected at Elizabethville, by J. Bequaert

worker only known .

Note: Lepisiota junodi previously listed as a variety of incisa is a quite distinct species with long fine white erect hairs


{Lepisiota incisa}Forel's (1913b) description is on {original description}. Santschi (1914b) gave illustrated notes, these are on {original description}. Forel's (1916) description of junodi is on {original description}


{Lepisiota incisa}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0909876


{Lepisiota incisa}Collingwood (1985), describing incisa from Saudi Arabia, has - antennal scape only slightly longer than HW, overreaching occiput by less than a third of its length, head and gaster sculptured, dorsal hairs on alitrunk sparse, mainly restricted to pronotum or nil; petiole angles produced into long spines, which are longer than their intervening width; which makes the workers clearly distinct from the much more shining and simply dentate capensis. Also from Kenya (Wheeler, 1922).


{Lepisiota incisa}The photomontage of a worker from South Africa, identified by P G Hawkes, is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0235895

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