Lepisiota riyadha

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Lepisiota riyadha.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 24.633333° to 24.633333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • riyadha. Lepisiota riyadha Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 368 (w.) SAUDI ARABIA.

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 0.50; SL 1.01; range: HW 0.47-0.63; SL 1.00-1.25.

The colour and body size is as in Lepisiota frauenfeldi but the antennal scapes are much longer, 51 199-205. There are no erect hairs on the alitrunk. The petiole spines are well developed but not so long relatively as in Lepisiota gracilicornis and Lepisiota opaciventris, the other long-scaped species.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Agricultural Station, 27.III.1983, C. A. Collingwood. - Paratypes: 5 workers, same series as holotype.

References