Lepisiota litoralis

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Lepisiota litoralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. litoralis
Binomial name
Lepisiota litoralis
(Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929)

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran in a montane area with moderate rainfall.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Kazakhstan (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.

  • litoralis. Acantholepis frauenfeldi subsp. litoralis Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929c: 488, fig. 11 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN.
    • Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 227.
    • Junior synonym of semenovi: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 165.
    • Status as species: Pashaei Rad et al., 2018: 6.

Taxonomic Notes

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018): Type location Turkestan, syntype worker CASENT0912406. Kuznetsov-Ugamsky’s illustration of the petioles of this and Lepisiota semenovi show, that like our specimens, litoralis has a deeper incurved dorsum to the petiole in front view.