Collingwood & Agosti, 1996
Nothing is known about the biology of Lepisiota harteni.
Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species corresponds with Lepisiota frauenfeldi truncata but according to Santschi (loc. cit.) L. f var. truncata is a small version of Lepisiota frauenfeldi velox, a moderately shining species whereas L. harteni is entirely dull with a much more pubescent gaster.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- harteni. Lepisiota harteni Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 366, fig. 34 (w.) YEMEN.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype: TL 2.80; HL 0.61; HW 0.57; SL 0.70; EL 0.17.
This is a rather small, sculptured species with a reddish alitrunk. The whole body including the gaster has close punctulate sculpture. The propodeal spines are short and broad-based. The petiole is truncate without lateral teeth and a very shallow emargination. The gaster has relatively dense decumbent pubescence. There is no raised pubescence on the legs or antennae. There is one pair of hairs on the pronotum. The head is fringed with short suberect pubescence.
Holotype: worker, Yemen, Hammam Ali, 16.II.1992, A. van Harten. - Paratypes: 9 workers, same series as holotype.
- Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna Saudi Arabia. 15:300-385. (page 366, fig. 34 worker described)