The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota rubrovaria (Forel)

Petiole with no more than denticles

Small mostly southern African species - TL no more than 2.2 mm - rubrovaria-group

Lepisiota rubrovaria (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Lesotho (Acantholepis simplex Forel v. rubrovaria n. var., Forel, 1910e: 449, worker & male; raised to species Forel, 1913a: 141) - see below
subspecies pilosa (Acantholepis rubrovaria For. r. pilosa n. stirps, Forel, 1913a: 141, worker) from Zimbabwe, collected by Dr G Arnold - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909896
unavailable name avunculus (A. rubrovaria Forel, race pilosa, Forel, var. avunculus n.v., Arnold, 1920a: 563, worker) from Zimbabwe - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0903156 .


Forel's (1910e) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1913a) description of pilosa and elevation of rubrovaria to full species is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 562) gave a translation and further details, including avunculus and the pilosa worker, on {original description}.


{Lepisiota rubrovaria}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0903156

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