Lepisiota frauenfeldi variabilis

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Lepisiota frauenfeldi variabilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. frauenfeldi
Subspecies: L. frauenfeldi variabilis
Trinomial name
Lepisiota frauenfeldi variabilis
(Santschi, 1917)

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 35.674444° to 25.789167°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Tunisia (type locality).

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.

  • variabilis. Acantholepis frauenfeldi var. variabilis Santschi, 1917d: 43 (w.) TUNISIA.
    • Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 229.
    • Subspecies of frauenfeldi: Emery, 1925b: 26; Menozzi, 1927g: 379; Finzi, 1940: 163; Donisthorpe, 1942a: 31; Bernard, 1948: 155; Bolton, 1995b: 229.

Description

References

  • 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)
  • Santschi, F. 1917d. Acantholepis Frauenfeldi Mayr et ses variétés. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 8: 42-48 (page 43, worker described)