The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota nigriventris (Emery)

Petiole with short spines

Body colour variable brown; with sparse, coarse, pale erect hairs - nigriventris-group - guineensis, nigriventris & palpalis

Lepisiota nigriventris (Emery)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Acantholepis nigriventris n. sp., Emery, 1899e: 493, worker) collected by Conradt; worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Emery's (1899e) description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.6-2.0 mm; yellow or a little reddish, gaster black.

{Lepisiota nigriventris}The photomontage of the (presumably) type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota nigriventris
B Taylor det.

Rep. of Congo
D De Bakker & JP Michiels
ex Y Braet

0537'16" S
1305'54" E
266 m asl
Canopy fogging


{Lepisiota nigriventris}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Mayombe; collectors D De Bakker & JP Michiels. 

2013, 2014, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.