Lepisiota ambigua

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Lepisiota ambigua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. ambigua
Binomial name
Lepisiota ambigua
(Santschi, 1935)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ambigua. Acantholepis ambigua Santschi, 1935a: 270, figs. 15-18 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO [original entry is spelled ambiga but figure legends (same page) are all ambigua; the latter is accepted as the valid spelling]. Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 226.



  • 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)
  • Santschi, F. 1935a. Fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 27: 254-285 (page 270, figs. 15-18 worker described)