The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota affinis (Santschi)

Petiole with no more than denticles

Clothed with dark erect hairs, near circular heads

Lepisiota affinis (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Acantholepis affinis, Santschi, 1937a: 63, illustrated, worker), sent to H Donisthorpe (British Museum) but no locations, etc.
worker only known .

{Lepisiota affinis}Santschi's (1937a) description is on {original description}.

{Lepisiota affinis} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Pirior to the availability of type images on Antweb (May 2014), I had identified many specimens from across the Soudan Savannah as this species. I now feel they all are Lepisiota acholli which has long fine pale erect hairs and not dark hairs as on affinis.

2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.