Lepisiota arenaria

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Lepisiota arenaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. arenaria
Binomial name
Lepisiota arenaria
(Arnold, 1920)

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Afrotropical Region: Zimbabwe (type locality).

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

  • arenaria. Acantholepis arenaria Arnold, 1920a: 560, fig. 56 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 226.



  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 560, fig. 56 worker described)
  • 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)