Lepisiota affinis

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Lepisiota affinis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. affinis
Binomial name
Lepisiota affinis
(Santschi, 1937)

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Specimen Labels


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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • affinis. Acantholepis affinis Santschi, 1937a: 63, figs. 13-15 (w.) KENYA. Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 226.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 226, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Santschi, F. 1937a. Glanure de fourmis éthiopiennes. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 77: 47-66 (page 63, figs. 13-15 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Santschi F. 1937. Glanure de fourmis éthiopiennes. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belge 77: 47-66.