The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota xxxx Sudan JM 074-02 Taylor new species

Lepisiota xxxx Sudan JM 074-02 Taylor new species

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

WORKER DESCRIPTION: Small, occiput near straight; eyes almost flat and slightly inset into surface of head, narrow ovoid ca 1.7 longer than wide (0.37 X length of side of head); pronotum shallowly convex, in dorsal view alitrunk short and relatively wide (pronotum wider than length of promesonotum); petiole emarginate, moderately thick; legs unusually short with wide, seemingly flattened femora; sparse short yellow pilosity on gaster only (ca 0.05 mm); shiny unsculptured, alitrunk yellow brown, head and gaster darker;
TL ca 1.7 mm, HL 0.49, HW 0.42, CI 83, SL 0.50, SI 121, PW 0.30
Kordofan 1 tree (2) (tree also with the larger and dark red-brown species Lepisiota jm 073).

Name in recognition of ???.

Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota Sudan JM074
B Taylor det.

J Mathews
JM 074

1256' N
3035' E
El Ain near El Obeid
Gum garden
Canopy fogging of Acacia senegal


Lepisiota nsp Sudan JM 074-02The photomontage is of the holotype worker specimen from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal; 23.x.2000, 2 workers.

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