Lepisiota gracilicornis

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Lepisiota gracilicornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. gracilicornis
Binomial name
Lepisiota gracilicornis
(Forel, 1892)

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: Israel.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • gracilicornis. Acantholepis gracilicornis Forel, 1892a: 42 (diagnosis in key) (w.) YEMEN. Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 227. Emery, 1893f: 257 (q.). Current subspecies: nominal plus abdominalis.



  • 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)
  • Dietrich, C. O. 2004. Taxonomische Beitraege zur Myrmekofauna Jordaniens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Denisia 14: 319-344 (see also)
  • Emery, C. 1893h. Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier-février 1892). Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 62: 239-258 (page 257, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1892a. Notes myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 36: 38-43 (page 42, (diagnosis in key) worker described)