Lepisiota egregia

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Lepisiota egregia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. egregia
Binomial name
Lepisiota egregia
(Forel, 1913)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ivory Coast, 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.

  • egregia. Acantholepis egregia Forel, 1913a: 143 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 227. Current subspecies: nominal plus santschii. See also: Arnold, 1920a: 574.



  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 574, see also)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 227, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Forel, A. 1913a. Fourmis de Rhodesia, etc. récoltées par M. G. Arnold, le Dr. H. Brauns et K. Fikendey. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 108-147 (page 143, worker described)