Lepisiota xxxx Sudan 2009-49 Taylor new species
Type location Sudan,
worker only described .
WORKER DESCRIPTION: Head elongated ovoid, widest behind
the eyes, occiput weakly concave; eyes sub-circular weakly convex (0.35
X length of side of head); in profile head sub-circular with lower side
almost as convex as upper; clypeus without a median carina; pronotum
dorsally flattened; propodeum with trinagular teeth; petiole short and
thick in profile, emarginate apically; sparse short erect yellow
pilosity (ca 0.08 mm long); shiny, wholly unsculptured; uniform yellow
TL ca 2.5 mm, HL 0.62, HW 0.48, CI 70, SL 0.72, SI 145, PW 0.35
Sudan Omer 2009.49; Ar Kaweit (Arkawit) - 18°60'0" N 37°17'0" E
This species has no obvious African relatives.
Indeed, there do not seem to be any golden-yellow Lepisiota described in the
literature and very few that are not basically dark brown to black.
Name in recognition of xxxx
Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of