The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota alexis (Arnold)

Petiole with short spines

Body colour black; with pale short, erect hairs - depilis-group

Lepisiota alexis (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Acantholepis capensis race laevis Santschi, var. alexis n. v., , Arnold, 1920a: 573, worker; raised to species by Santschi, 1937d: 237), Hillside, Bulawayo, collected by Dr G Arnold - see below
subspecies dulcis (Acantholepis alexis Arnold st. dulcis n. st., Santschi, 1937d: 237, illustrated, worker), type location Angola, Kapunda, collected by Dr A Monard, Swiss Expedition 1932-33 - see
worker only known .

{Lepisiota alexis dulcis}Arnold's (1920a) description is on {original description}. Santschi's (1937d) description of dulcis is on {original description}.

{Lepisiota alexis} The photomontage of a syntype worker of alexis is collated from

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