Lepisiota alexis

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Lepisiota alexis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. alexis
Binomial name
Lepisiota alexis
(Santschi, 1937)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Zimbabwe (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • alexis. Acantholepis alexis Santschi, 1937d: 239 (w.) ZIMBABWE. [First available use of Acantholepis capensis r. laevis var. alexis Arnold, 1920a: 573; unavailable name.] Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 226. Current subspecies: nominal plus dulcis.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 226, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Santschi, F. 1937d. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola (2me voyage) 1932-1933. Fourmis angolaises. Rev. Suisse Zool. 44: 211-250 (page 239, worker described)