Lepisiota opaca

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

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Sri Lanka.
Palaearctic Region: China.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • opaca. Acantholepis opaca Forel, 1892a: 43 (diagnosis in key) (w.) INDIA. Combination in Lepisiota: Xu, 1994c: 235. Current subspecies: nominal plus pulchella. See also: Bingham, 1903: 318.

Description

References

  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 318, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1892a. Notes myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 36: 38-43 (page 43, (diagnosis in key) worker described)
  • Xu, Z. 1994c. A taxonomic study of the ant genus Lepisiota Santschi from southwestern China (Hymenoptera Formicidae Formicinae). J. Southwest For. Coll. 14: 232-237 (page 235, Combination in Lepisiota)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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