The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota xxxx Cameroun FK unmounted 70 Taylor new species

Lepisiota xxxx Cameroun FK unmounted 70 Taylor new species

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun; holotype worker only known .

WORKER DESCRIPTION: Head sub-rectangular, in profile flattened ovoid; frons with a long narrow median line; clypeus with strong median carination; eyes large and set laterally, breaking the outline of the face, so that hardly breaking outline of sides (0.30 X length of side of head); scape same width throughout its length; propodeum with small sharp prominences with a spiracle opening on posterior of each prominence; petiole scale with quite narrow profile, as high as the propodeal declivity; also unusually narrow transversely; erect hairs whitish, sparse and quite thick (ca 0.12 mm long); base colour black, antennae and lower legs yellow-brown, appearance overall is dull
TL ca 3.2 mm, HL 0.67, HW 0.53, CI 86, SL 0.80, SI 142, PW 0.38

Appears close in general form to Lepisiota rugithorax but the alitrunk has dense spiculation and not rugosity; rugithorax also has almost no erect hairs other than on the clypeus and apex of the gaster.

Name in recognition of ???.

Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota n sp Cameroon FK
B Taylor det.

A Fotso Kuate
Sample 70

0354'30" N
1125'58" E
aphid survey


{Lepisiota nsp Fk um 70}The photomontage is of the holotype worker from Cameroun; Djazeng; aphid survey; 27.vii.2010; coll. A Fotso Kuate (fk unmounted 70).

2011, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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