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Species: Lepisiota canescens   (Emery, 1897) 

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Lepisiota canescens latior

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Acantholepis capensis var. canescens Emery, 1897f PDF: 601 (w.) SOMALIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 227.
Raised to species: Santschi, 1935a PDF: 268; Bernard & Cagniant, 1963 PDF: 163.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Lepisiota canescens latior.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, Somalia
    Asia: Oman, Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Menozzi 1927f


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in Gallery For., 3 times found in Acacia Juniper woodland, 7 times found in urban/garden, 5 times found in urban garden, 4 times found in disturbed forest, 3 times found in rocky outcrop with acacia, 2 times found in riparian scrub next to banana field, 1 times found in banana field next to dry steam, 5 times found in Second. For., 2 times found in tropical dry forest edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times on low vegetation, 11 times ground forager(s), 6 times under stone, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times ex rotten log, 2 times soil, 1 times ground nest, 2 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times For. on tree, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times Hand, 5 times Winkler, 1 times beating low vegetation, 4 times Malaise trap, 3 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1930 meters, 601 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Acantholepis capensis canescens: casent0905153; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Lepisiota capensis canescens anodon: casent0912371

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