The Ants of Africa
Genus Lepisiota
Lepisiota submetallica (Arnold)

Petiole with no more than denticles

Body colour black; with slender pale long, erect hairs; ovoid heads - canescens-group

Lepisiota submetallica (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Acantholepis submetallica n. sp., Arnold, 1920a: 566, all forms), Bulawayo - see below
subspecies aspera (var. aspera n. v., Arnold, 1920a: 568, worker) from Mozambique - see
all forms described .

Arnold's (1920a) description is at {original description} and {original description}.

{Lepisiota submetallica}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from

2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.