The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota Senegal Wassa

Petiole with long spines

Lepisiota Senegal Wassa

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Senegal worker only.

I have separated this from Lepisiota frauenfeldi which looks quite different, being black brown, brilliant, almost glabrous, covered with superficial and very fine striations ("rides"); mandibles, antennae except the apex of the scape, alitrunk, articulations of the femora and tarsi reddish yellow; often the alitrunk has several brown patches. It may be the same as another apparently new form from Cameroun - Lepisiota new species Cameroon fk um70

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota n sp Wassa
B Taylor det.

B Ndiaye

1205'18" W
Wassa 04-V-09 St 1 P6F
"Morphotype 10"
Soudanian savannah, pitfall traps


{Lepisiota n sp senegal wassa}The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal,  East Senegal, Wassa, Wassa 04-V-09 St 1 P6F, "Morphotype 10", Soudanian savannah, pitfall traps, one worker. 

2011, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.