Lepisiota hexiangu

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Lepisiota hexiangu
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. hexiangu
Binomial name
Lepisiota hexiangu
Terayama, 2009

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Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Lepisiota hexiangu.

Identification

Terayama (2009) - Easily separated from the East Asian congeners by the elongate head, the long mesonotum, and short dorsal spines of petiole.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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.

Description

Worker

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.

Type Material

Holotype. Worker, Wulu, Haituan, Taidong, 24.ix.1986, J. C. Lien leg. Paratypes. 3w, same data as the holotype. NIAES.

Etymology

The specific epithet is the Chinese noun Hexiangu, one of the eight deities of fortune in Taiwan.

References