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Lepisiota melas (Emery)

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return to listIran list{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Greece (Acantholepis frauenfeldi Mayr var melas n., Emery, 1915h: 3, worker; Finzi, 1932: 25, queen; Finzi, 1939c: 158, male; stirps of frauenfeldi in Santschi, 1917d: 44; raised to species by Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 57, name only) Rhodes - see below.


Emery's (1915h) description is on {original description}
TL not stated; alitrunk minutely transversely striated and more or less flat; petiole with sharp spine like teeth.

Lepisiota melasPhotomontage of holotype collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0905146

A fresh specimen can also be seen on https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0179894
Other specimens on Antweb appear to be misidentified, as the colour is too bright and they lack the distinct very fine spiculate sculpture..

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota melas
B Taylor det.

Tunisia
T Stalling
MYR0726

10.iv.2010
Nabeul
3627'03.4" N
1034'14.5" E
Bir Bou Rebka
50 m

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{Lepisiota melas worker}The photomontage is of a worker from Tunisia, collector Thomas Stalling. 

2016, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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