Lepisiota harteni

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Lepisiota harteni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. harteni
Binomial name
Lepisiota harteni
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

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.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, Yemen (type locality).

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.

  • 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.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Hammam Ali, 16.II.1992, A. van Harten. - Paratypes: 9 workers, same series as holotype.