Lepisiota bipartita

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Lepisiota bipartita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. bipartita
Binomial name
Lepisiota bipartita
(Smith, F., 1861)

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Specimen Labels

A common middle eastern ant.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Oriental Region: India.
Palaearctic Region: Greece, Iran, Israel, Lebanon (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.

  • bipartita. Formica bipartita Smith, F. 1861a: 33 (w.) LEBANON. André, 1882b: 211 (q.); Karavaiev, 1910b: 44 (m.). Combination in Acantholepis: Roger, 1863b: 11; in Lepisiota: Baroni Urbani, Bolton & Ward, 1992: 303. Junior synonym of frauenfeldi: Mayr, 1863: 394. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of frauenfeldi: André, 1882b: 211. Subspecies of frauenfeldi: Emery, 1891b: 16; Emery, 1898c: 126; Forel, 1902a: 155; Ruzsky, 1905b: 463; Santschi, 1917d: 47 (in key). Raised to species: Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 365.



  • André, E. 1882c. Les fourmis. [part]. Pp. 153-232 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 211, queen described)
  • André, E. 1882c. Les fourmis. [part]. Pp. 153-232 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 211, Revived from synonymy as variety of frauenfeldi)
  • Baroni Urbani, C.; Bolton, B.; Ward, P. S. 1992. The internal phylogeny of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 17: 301-329 (page 303, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Collingwood, C. A.; Agosti, D. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna Saudi Arab. 15: 300-385 (page 365, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1891c. Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie. Zoologie. - Hyménoptères. Révision critique des fourmis de la Tunisie. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, iii + 21 pp. (page 16, Variety/subspecies of frauenfeldi)
  • Emery, C. 1898c. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der palaearktischen Ameisen. Öfvers. Fin. Vetensk.-Soc. Förh. 20: 124-151 (page 126, Variety/subspecies of frauenfeldi)
  • Forel, A. 1902a. Les fourmis du Sahara algérien récoltées par M. le Professeur A. Lameere et le Dr. A. Diehl. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 46: 147-158 (page 155, Variety/subspecies of frauenfeldi)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1911b. Ameisen aus Aegypten und dem Sudan. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 11: 1-12 (page 44, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 13: 385-460 (page 394, Junior synonym of frauenfeldi)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 11, Combination in Acantholepis)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 463, Variety/subspecies of frauenfeldi)
  • Santschi, F. 1917d. Acantholepis Frauenfeldi Mayr et ses variétés. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 8: 42-48 (page 47, (in key) Variety/subspecies of frauenfeldi)
  • Smith, F. 1861a. Descriptions of some new species of ants from the Holy Land, with a synonymic list of others previously described. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6: 31-35 (page 33, worker described)