Collingwood & Agosti, 1996
Nothing is known about the biology of Lepisiota dammama.
Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - Distinguished from Lepisiota frauenfeldi by the sharper spines, more shining appearance and much paler colour.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- dammama. Lepisiota dammama Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 365 (w.) SAUDI ARABIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype: HW 0.61; SL 0.95; EL 0.23; SI 153; EL/HW 0.37.
This is a large-eyed, shining bicoloured species with sharp pointed propodeal and petiole spines, pale antennae and legs. The head is brilliant black, the gaster brownish and the alitrunk confusedly coloured with pale red and dark areas.
Holotype: worker, Saudi Arabia, Dammam, 26°24'N 50°11'E, 5.1.1979, W Buttiker. - Paratypes: Saudi Arabia: workers, same series as holotype; workers from: Jebel Maniq, 5.1.1979; Wadi Awsat, 31.XII.1976; all W. Buttiker.