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Species: Lepisiota frauenfeldi   (Mayr, 1855) 

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See Also:

Lepisiota frauenfeldi aegyptiaca, Lepisiota frauenfeldi atlantis, Lepisiota frauenfeldi barbara, Lepisiota frauenfeldi ferganica, Lepisiota frauenfeldi integra, Lepisiota frauenfeldi kantarensis, Lepisiota frauenfeldi kassansai, Lepisiota frauenfeldi libanica, Lepisiota frauenfeldi marocana, Lepisiota frauenfeldi pubescens, Lepisiota frauenfeldi saharensis, Lepisiota frauenfeldi truncata, Lepisiota frauenfeldi variabilis, Lepisiota frauenfeldi velox

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Morocco
    Asia: Azerbaijan, Iran, United Arab Emirates
    Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain
    Oceania: Guam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Palearctic bioregion

Distribution Notes:

South Europe


colonies up to 5000 workers, nesting in the soil on xerophitous habitats

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Ruderal, 2 times found in old olive forest, 2 times found in pastures with shrubs, 2 times found in pine forest, 2 times found in pine forest and roadsides, 2 times found in Escombros, 2 times found in Garden, 1 times found in summer resort in a pine forest, 1 times found in old olive tree plantation, 1 times found in urban area, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times Foraging, 3 times under stone, 3 times on ground, 2 times on limestone rock, 2 times Forrajeando, 1 times park, 1 times on walls, 1 times on stones, 1 times on stone, 1 times on rocks, 1 times on lawn, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times water traps, 14 times Hand, 3 times light trap, 2 times pitfall traps, 2 times search, 1 times by hand.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1704 meters, 167 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Acantholepis frauenfeldi caucasica: casent0912378; syntype of Lepisiota frauenfeldi: casent0909884; type of Acantholepis frauenfeldi: focol2199, focol2200, focol2201

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