Lepisiota dhofara

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Lepisiota dhofara.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Oman (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • dhofara. Lepisiota dhofara Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 366 (w.) OMAN.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: HW 0.60; SL 1.05; SI 175.

This is a very densely sculptured opaque species entirely without surface shine on the head or alitrunk. The propodeal spines are long and curved but the petiole teeth are shorter than their intervening space. The dull appearance is due to the close microsculpture, not to pubescence which is sparse.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Oman, Jabal Qara, 18.X.1984, J. Darlington.

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