The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota arnoldi (Forel)

Petiole with no more than denticles

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

Lepisiota arnoldi (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Acantholepis Arnoldi n. sp., Forel, 1913a: 142, worker), collected by Dr G Arnold; worker only described .

Forel's (1913a) description is on {original description} (the previous species mentioned in the description was Acantholepis rubrovaria r pilosa. A translation and further details (Arnold, 1920a: 563) is on {original description}.

With a fresh specimen from Gabon, I have raised Lepisiota mota Santschi, from a stirps of arnoldi to full species status.

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

{Lepisiota arnoldi}The photomontage of a worker from South Africa, identified by P G Hawkes, is collated from

2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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