The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota foreli (Arnold)

Petiole with no more than denticles

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

Lepisiota foreli (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Acantholepis foreli n. sp., Arnold, 1920a: 564, illustrated, worker) collected at Hillside, Bulawayo
subspecies convexa (A. foreli var. convexa n.v., Arnold, 1920a: 565, worker) and impressa (A. foreli var. impressa n.v., Arnold, 1920a: 565, worker) both from same location as type
worker only described .

{Lepisiota foreli}Arnold's (1920a) descriptions are on {original description}.

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

Note: the colour stated by Arnold was "head and thorax bright red (burnt sienna).

2007, 2010, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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