The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota minuta (Forel) new status

Petiole with no more than denticles

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

Lepisiota minuta (Forel) new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Acantholepis simplex For. v. minuta n. var., Forel, 1916: 438, worker; var of capensis, Arnold, 1920a: 572), collected at Shilowana, Transvaal, by Junod .

Forel's (1916) description is on {original description}. Arnold's (1920a) translation is on {original description}.

TL 1.5 mm; more robust, short scapes just surpassing occiput; jet-black.

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

2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.