Lepisiota watsonii

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Lepisiota watsonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. watsonii
Binomial name
Lepisiota watsonii
(Forel, 1894)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • watsonii. Plagiolepis rothneyi r. watsonii Forel, 1894c: 416 (w.) MYANMAR.
    • Combination in Plagiolepis (Anacantholepis): Emery, 1925b: 23.
    • Combination in Anacantholepis: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 213.
    • Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 229.
    • Subspecies of rothneyi: Santschi, 1920h: 172; Wheeler, W.M. 1921c: 542; Santschi, 1924c: 112; Emery, 1925b: 23; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 213; Bolton, 1995b: 229 (error).
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 322; Collingwood, 1970: 379.



  • 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 322, Raised to species)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 229, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Collingwood, C.A. 1970. Formicidae from Nepal. Khumba Himal. Ergebnisse des Forschungsunternehmens Nepal Himalaya 3: 371-387.
  • Forel, A. 1894c. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part IV. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 8: 396-420 (page 416, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921c. Chinese ants. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 64: 529-547 (page 542, Subspecies of rothneyi)