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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Lepidopone
Bernard, 1953
Type species
Lepidopone lamottei (junior synonym of Asphinctopone silvestrii)

Asphinctopone silvestrii casent0178221 profile 1.jpg Asphinctopone silvestrii casent0178221 dorsal 1.jpg Specimen Label

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Asphinctopone.


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

  • LEPIDOPONE [junior synonym of Asphinctopone]
    • Lepidopone Bernard, 1953b: 207. Type-species: Lepidopone lamottei (junior synonym of Asphinctopone silvestrii), by monotypy.
    • Lepidopone junior synonym of Asphinctopone: Brown, 1953h: 2.


  • Bernard, F. 1953a. Les fourmis du Tassili des Ajjer. Pp. 121-250 in: Bernard, F. (ed.) Mission scientifique au Tassili des Ajjer (1949). Volume I. Recherches zoologiques et médicales. Paris: P. Lechevalier, 302 pp. (page 207, Lepidopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 160, Lepidopone as junior synonym of Asphinctopone)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953h. Characters and synonymies among the genera of ants. Part II. Breviora 18: 1-8 PDF (page 2, Lepidopone as junior synonym of Asphinctopone)