Lepisiota nigra

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Lepisiota nigra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. nigra
Binomial name
Lepisiota nigra
(Dalla Torre, 1893)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Balearic Islands, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Italy (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Spain.

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

  • nigra. Acantholepis frauenfeldi var. nigra Dalla Torre, 1893: 171 (w.q.m.) ITALY. Emery, 1916b: 222 (w.q.m.). Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 228. Raised to species: Zimmermann, 1935: 45; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 175. Junior synonym of frauenfeldi: Collingwood, 1978: 71. Revived from synonymy: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 57.



  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 57, Revived from synonymy)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971c. Catalogo delle specie di Formicidae d'Italia (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia X). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 50: 5-287 (page 175, Raised to species)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 228, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1978. A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste (Hym. Aculeata). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 52: 65-95 (page 71, Junior synonym of frauenfeldi)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 171, worker, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 222, worker, queen, male described)
  • Zimmermann, S. 1935 [1934]. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Ameisenfauna Süddalmatiens. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 84: 1-65 (page 45, Raised to species)