Lepisiota arenaria

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Lepisiota arenaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. arenaria
Binomial name
Lepisiota arenaria
(Arnold, 1920)

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Specimen Labels


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - HW 0.68-0.69; SI 167-176. This elegant red species was misidentified as Acantholepis longinoda (=Lepisiota longinoda) from Wahiba Sands in Collingwood (1985). The two species have similar morphological characteristics but L. longinoda is more sculptured.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Zimbabwe (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.

  • arenaria. Acantholepis arenaria Arnold, 1920a: 560, fig. 56 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 226.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Lévieux J. 1972. Les fourmis de la savane de Lamto (Côte d'Ivoire): éléments de taxonomie. Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire. Série A. Sciences Naturelles 34: 611-654.