The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota Sudan JM IT6 Taylor new species

Petiole with no more than denticles

Lepisiota Sudan JM IT6 Taylor new species

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

WORKER DESCRIPTION: Head sub-circular, in profile also sub-circular; frons with a long median impression; eyes moderate and set more or less on the front of the face, so that hardly breaking outline of sides (0.328 X length of side of head); scape unusually thick and apically widening; petiole scale with quite narrow profile, as high as the propodeal declivity; erect hairs abundant and quite thick (ca 0.12 mm long); base colour dusky yellow to dull yellow-grey, appearance overall is dull
TL ca 2.6 mm, HL 0.68, HW 60, CI 89, SL 0.73, SI 128, PW 0.40
Khordonia 1 tree (1) tube with JM label "Lepisiota 4"; holotype only.

Name in recognition of ???.

Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Lepisiota Sudan JMIT6
B Taylor det.

J Mathews
1151' N
3415' E
Blue Nile, Damazine Plantation
Semi-natural forest
Canopy fogging of Senegalia senegal


Lepisiota nsp Sudan JM IT^The photomontage is of a specimen from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal [Acacia senegal] in semi-natural forest;  Khordonia, Damazine Plantation, Blue Nile, 1151' N 3415' E; JM IT6;, 1 worker only.

2010, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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