The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota xxxx Sudan JM 084 Taylor new species

Petiole with no more than denticles

Lepisiota xxxx Sudan JM 084 Taylor new species

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

WORKER DESCRIPTION: Head sub-circular; clypeus with a weak obtuse median carina; eye relatively small, subcircular and flat (0.30 X length of side of head); promesonotum profile shallowly convex; propodeum profile weakly convex, posterior dorsal angles no more than low cones; petiole scale transversely unusually narrow, apex weakly concave, unusual in being slightly higher than the propodeal declivity; erect pilosity very much reduced, very short, ca 0.05 mm; unsculptured, quite shiny;  and variable red--brown

TL ca 2.2 mm, HL 0.44, HW 0.42, CI 85-88, SL 0.44, SI 113, PW 0.25

Name in recognition of ???.

Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota Sudan JM084
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 084

24.x.2000
Kordofan
1256' N
3035' E
El Ain near El Obeid
Plantation
Canopy fogging of Acacia senegal

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Lepisiota Sudan JM084
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 072
23.x.2000
Kordofan
1256' N
3035' E
El Ain near El Obeid
Plantation
Canopy fogging of Acacia senegal
1
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Lepisiota Sudan JM084
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 080
24.x.2000
Kordofan
1256' N
3035' E
El Ain near El Obeid
Plantation
Canopy fogging of Acacia senegal
1
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Lepisiota Sudan JM084
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 094
25.x.2000
Kordofan
1256' N
3035' E
El Ain near El Obeid
Plantation
Canopy fogging of Acacia senegal
2
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Lepisiota nsp Sudan JM 084_02The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal in semi-natural forest;  Kordofan, El Ain, near El Obeid; ca 1256' N 3035' E; JM 084_02; 25.x.2000, 2 workers.


Lepisiota nsp Sudan JM 072The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal in semi-natural forest;  Kordofan, El Ain, near El Obeid; ca 1256' N 3035' E; JM 072; 25.x.2000, 2 workers.

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