The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota Cameroun fk sp 2

Petiole with short spines

Body colour black - with abundant erect pale hairs crinita-group

Lepisiota species Cameroun Fk sp2

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun

Lacking erect hairs on the scapes; TL ca 2.9 mm, HL 0.73, HW 0.58, SL 0.85, CI 78, SI 158; propodeum with short sharp teeth, petiole with long back-curved apical spines; abundant erect hairs; dark brown, anterior of head lighter; antennae entirely yellow-brown, tarsi and tibia same; head with very fine surface sculpture giving a matt appearance, alitrunk finely but densely spiculate.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota  Cameroon fk sp 2
B Taylor det.

A Fotso Kuate
Lepisiota sp2

0354'30" N
1125'58" E
Quadrat in mixed crop fields

Possibly the species collected in pitfall traps, 65 individuals, in one cocoa plot at Nko'emvon, Cameroun, by Jackson (1984). Those were identified by Bolton, as the South African species Acantholepis crinita, this seems an unlikely identification.

{Lepisiota crinita}The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun, Matomb; 349' 0 N 114'0"E; highland area elevation >500m quadrat; in mixed crop fields; 18.v.2007; Coll. A Fotso Kuate (Lepisiota sp 2)

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