Acantholepis frauenfeldi splendens

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Lepisiota splendens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Lepisiota nigra)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: Lepisiota splendens
Karavaiev, 1912

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Specimen Labels

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Lepisiota nigra.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • splendens. Acantholepis frauenfeldi var. splendens Karavaiev, 1912b: 586 (w.q.) GREECE.
    • Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 228.
    • Subspecies of frauenfeldi: Santschi, 1917d: 47 (in key); Emery, 1925b: 25; Finzi, 1928c: 791; Finzi, 1936: 186.
    • Status as species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 57; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 281 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 228; Lapeva-Gjonova, et al. 2010: 35; Legakis, 2011: 25; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 509; Borowiec, L. 2014: 96.
    • Junior synonym of nigra: Salata & Borowiec, L., 2018: 20.