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SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Lepisiota - Lepisiota melas (Emery)

Lepisiota melas (Emery)

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return to listIran list{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Greece (Acantholepis frauenfeldi Mayr var melas n., Emery, 1915h: 3, worker; Finzi, 1932: 25, queen; Finzi, 1939c: 158, male; stirps of frauenfeldi in Santschi, 1917d: 44; raised to species by Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 57, name only) Rhodes - see below.

Emery's (1915h) description is on {original description}
TL not stated; alitrunk minutely transversely striated and more or less flat; petiole with sharp spine like teeth.

Lepisiota melasPhotomontage of holotype collated from

A fresh specimen can also be seen on
Other specimens on Antweb appear to be misidentified, as the colour is too bright and they lack the distinct very fine spiculate sculpture..

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota melas
B Taylor det.

T Stalling

3627'03.4" N
1034'14.5" E
Bir Bou Rebka
50 m


{Lepisiota melas worker}The photomontage is of a worker from Tunisia, collector Thomas Stalling. 

2016, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.