Lepisiota nigrescens

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Lepisiota nigrescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. nigrescens
Binomial name
Lepisiota nigrescens
(Karavaiev, 1912)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Tunisia (type locality).

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

  • nigrescens. Acantholepis frauenfeldi var. nigrescens Karavaiev, 1912a: 15, fig. 6 (w.) TUNISIA. Menozzi, 1927g: 380 (q.). Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 228. Raised to species: Collingwood, 1985: 295. [This name misspelled as nigricans by Santschi, 1917d: 43; see Karavaiev, 1926e: 189.]



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 228, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 295, Raised to species)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1912a. Ameisen aus Tunesien und Algerien, nebst einigen unterwegs in Italien gesammelten Arten. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 12: 1-22 (page 15, fig. 6 worker described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1927g. Risultati zoologici della Missione inviata dalla R. Società Geografica Italiana per l'esplorazione dell'Oasi di Giarabub (1926-1927). Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 52: 379-382 (page 380, queen described)