The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota Sudan JM073

Petiole with no more than denticles

Small mostly southern African species - TL no more than 2.2 mm - rubrovaria-group

Lepisiota  Sudan JM073

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Head near rectangular, with a narrow profile; clypeus with an obtuse median carina; eye ovoid weakly convex (0.37 X length of side of head); scapes surpass occiput by about 0.25 their own length; propodeum dorsum flat with angle to declivity the angle without spines but terminating in the propodeal spiracle; petiole scale profile quite narrow, with a sharp apex, very weakly bispinose, unusually narrow seen from above; almost no erect hairs except apical row of very short hairs on each gaster segment; colour mahogany; clypeus distinctively lighter.
TL ca 2.2 mm, HL 0.50, HW 0.45, CI 82, SL 0.46, SI 111, PW 0.30, eye length 0.18


Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota Sudan JM073
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 040

18.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal


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Lepisiota Sudan JM073
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 073

23.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal


2
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Lepisiota Sudan JM073
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 074

23.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal


2
{album}
Lepisiota Sudan JM073
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 084

24.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal


2
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Lepisiota Sudan JM073
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 087

25.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal


2
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Lepisiota Sudan JM073
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 091

25.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal


2
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Lepisiota Sudan JM073
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 096
25.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal
2
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Lepisiota jm 073The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal [Acacia senegal], Kordofan, El Ain, ca 1256' N 3035' E,  23.x.2000, JM 073; all specimens from the same location (8 trees dates 18-25.x.2000).

Head near rectangular, with a narrow profile; clypeus with an obtuse median carina; eye ovoid weakly convex (0.37 X length of side of head); petiole scale profile quite narrow, with a sharp apex, very weakly bispinose, unusually narrow seen from above; mahogany, almost no erect hairs except a few very short on gaster
May not be foreli but generally matches description, small size and colour, here somewhat darker red-brown, alitrunk narrow in dorsal view; scapes may be longer than foreli; limited numbers of pale specimens (callows?), distinctive dull appearance of propodeum
TL ca 2.2 mm, HL 0.50, HW 0.45, CI 82, SL 0.46, SI 111, PW 0.30, eye length 0.18


Lepisiota jm 073The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal in semi-natural forest, Abu Gmein, Blue Nile, 1121' N 3427' E; 21.x.2001, JM 084; one specimen.

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