Lepisiota dammama

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Lepisiota dammama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. dammama
Binomial name
Lepisiota dammama
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

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.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • 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.

Type Material

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.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.