Nothing is known about the biology of Lepisiota hexiangu.
Terayama (2009) - Easily separated from the East Asian congeners by the elongate head, the long mesonotum, and short dorsal spines of petiole.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- hexiangu. Lepisiota hexiangu Terayama, 2009: 208, figs. 294, 295 (w.) TAIWAN.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
HL 0.75, HW 0.68, HW-II 0.63, SL 0.93, WL 1.15, PL 0.20, PH 0.35, DPW 0.26, TL 3.2.
Head microreticulate, 1.20 times as long as wide excluding eyes, with straight posterior margin and convex lateral margin in full face view. Anterior margin of clypeus convex. Antenna long, with 11 segments; scape long, without distinct hairs, SI =137; funicular segments each longer than wide. Legs long and slender.
Alitrunk long and slender, microreticulate; mesonotm 0.5 times as wide as pronotal width in dorsal view; propodeum with blunt and triangular dorsolateral tooth; propodeal spiracle present at near the tooth. Petiole thin and high; in frontal view, dorsal tooth blunt, forming an obtuse angle; dorsal margin concave.
Gaster very weakly micro reticulate.
Color. Head black, alitrunk reddish brown, petiole blackish brown, gaster black; antenna brown, legs blackish brown.
Holotype. Worker, Wulu, Haituan, Taidong, 24.ix.1986, J. C. Lien leg. Paratypes. 3w, same data as the holotype. NIAES.
The specific epithet is the Chinese noun Hexiangu, one of the eight deities of fortune in Taiwan.