The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota xxxx Sudan 2009-49 Taylor new species

Petiole emarginate

Lepisiota xxxx Sudan 2009-49 Taylor new species

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Sudan, worker only described .

WORKER DESCRIPTION: Head elongated ovoid, widest behind the eyes, occiput weakly concave; eyes sub-circular weakly convex (0.35 X length of side of head); in profile head sub-circular with lower side almost as convex as upper; clypeus without a median carina; pronotum dorsally flattened; propodeum with trinagular teeth; petiole short and thick in profile, emarginate apically; sparse short erect yellow pilosity (ca 0.08 mm long); shiny, wholly unsculptured; uniform yellow brown
TL ca 2.5 mm, HL 0.62, HW 0.48, CI 70, SL 0.72, SI 145, PW 0.35
Sudan Omer 2009.49; Ar Kaweit (Arkawit) - 1860'0" N 3717'0" E

This species has no obvious African relatives.  Indeed, there do not seem to be any golden-yellow Lepisiota described in the literature and very few that are not basically dark brown to black.

Name in recognition of xxxx

Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota Sudan 49
B Taylor det.

Z Mahmoud
Ar Kaweit (Arkawit)
1860'0" N
3717'0" E
Hand collected


{Lepisiota nsp Sudan 2009-49}The photomontage is of the holotype specimen collected in Sudan, Haj Abd Allah, Middle Sudan, Ar Kaweit (Arkawit) - 1860'0" N 3717'0" E, by Awatif Omer, hand collection, 2009.

2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.