The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota submetallica (Arnold)

Petiole with no more than denticles

Body colour black; with slender pale long, erect hairs; ovoid heads - canescens-group

Lepisiota submetallica (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Acantholepis submetallica n. sp., Arnold, 1920a: 566, all forms), Bulawayo - see below
subspecies aspera (var. aspera n. v., Arnold, 1920a: 568, worker) from Mozambique - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0903160
all forms described .


Arnold's (1920a) description is at {original description} and {original description}.


{Lepisiota submetallica}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0903169

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