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Species: Lepisiota nigra   (Dalla Torre, 1893) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Acantholepis Frauenfeldi var. nigra Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 171 (w.q.m.) ITALY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1916a PDF: 222 (w.q.m.).
Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 228.
Raised to species: Zimmermann, 1935 PDF: 45; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 175.
Revived from synonymy: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 57.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Oman
    Europe: Croatia, Greece, Italy
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Coastal CRO

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61

Lepisiota nigraHNS (Delia Torre, 1893)

Acantholepis frauenfeldi var nigraHNS Delia Torre, 1893: Cat. Hym.7:171.

Lepisiota nigra EmeryHNS: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987, Mitt. Schweiz. Ent.Ges. 60: 57

World distribution: Italy & Egypt.

Distribution in Egypt: Sinai.

Material examined: W.El-Arbaein: 3.V.1998 (11), 13.VII.1998 (3), 11.VIII.1998 (14), 9.IX.1998 (8), W.El-Talaa: 11.VIII.1998 (3), 19.11.1999 (4) (Ain Coll.).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in anthropogenic, 2 times found in mountain plateau, 2 times found in oak forest, 1 times found in pastures, 1 times found in beach (rocks), 1 times found in pastures in alpine zone, 1 times found in deciduous forest along stream, 1 times found in rocky coastline, 1 times found in frygana on sea coast, 1 times found in seashore with frygana and Pinus trees, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times on rocks, 3 times on limestone rocks, 2 times on limestone rock, 2 times garden, 1 times on walls, 1 times on stones close to stream, 1 times on stones and walls.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1034 meters, 349 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Acantholepis frauenfeldi splendens: casent0916784, casent0917322; syntype of Acantholepis frauenfeldi nigra: casent0905148

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