The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota n sp Liberia Yekepa

Petiole with long spines

Lepisiota n sp Liberia Yekepa

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Lberia two workers only.


TL ca 2.7 mm, HL 0.58, HW 0.50, SL 0.65, PW 0.49; CI 73, SI 128 EI (eye length/HL) 28; head in full face view sub-rectangular, occiptal corners quite sharply rounded, eyes oval;deeply incised metanotal groove, propodeum dorsum flat, with distinct longitudinal incavation, propodeum with short sharp spines; petiole with long back-curved apical spines; no erect hairs on head (other than clypeus) and alitrunk; dark orange-brown, the gaster with a relatively pale base constrasting with the posterior half, funiculi with a contrasting dark club; head with fine surface sculpture giving a matt appearance, alitrunk finely but densely spiculate

Close to but differing from Lepisiota ambigua (squarer head, convex dorsum to propodeum) and Lepisiota spinosior (eyes in full face view weakly but distinctly reniform)


Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota n sp Liberia Yekepa
B Taylor det.

Liberia
E Poirier
Yekepa Camp 4
PF 16
6.iv.2013
Nimba County
0733’04" N
0833’17" E
Pitfall trap
Floodplain & marsh
501 m asl

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Lepisiota n sp Liberia Yekepa
B Taylor det.
Liberia
E Poirier
Yekepa Camp 4
PF 19
6.iv.2013
Nimba County
0733’04" N
0833’17" E
Pitfall trap
Floodplain & marsh
501 m asl

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{Lepisiota n sp Liberia Yekepa}The photomontage is of a worker from Liberia, Yekepa; collector E Poirier (Camp 4 PF 16).


{Lepisiota n sp Liberia Yekepa}The photomontage is of a worker from Liberia, Yekepa; collector E Poirier (Camp 4 PF 19).

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