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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 surchanica, Lepisiota frauenfeldi truncata, Lepisiota frauenfeldi variabilis, Lepisiota frauenfeldi velox

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 15 valid subspecies

Hypoclinea frauenfeldi Mayr, 1855 PDF: 378 (w.) CROATIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Roger, 1859 PDF: 243 (q.); Emery, 1878: 46 (m.); André, 1881c PDF: 63 (m.); Athias-Henriot, 1947 PDF: 249 (l.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1968a PDF: 209 (l.).
Combination in Formica (Hypoclinea): Roger, 1859 PDF: 243.
Combination in Acantholepis: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 42 (in key).
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 57; Roger, 1859 PDF: 243; Mayr, 1861 PDF: 42; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 394; Roger, 1863b PDF: 11; André, 1874b: 179 (in key); Mayr, 1877a: 11; Emery, 1878: 46; Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 453; Mayr, 1880 PDF: 30; Emery, 1880 PDF: 389; Emery, 1881b PDF: 527; André, 1881c PDF: 61; André, 1882c PDF: 210 (in key); André, 1884f: 537; Forel, 1885b PDF: 177; Forel, 1886e PDF: clxvii; Forel, 1889 PDF: 256; Nasonov, 1889: 25; Forel, 1890b PDF: lxviii; Emery, 1891c: 16; Forel, 1892a PDF: 41 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 171; Forel, 1894c PDF: 413; Forel, 1894d PDF: 12; Forel, 1895e PDF: 233; Forel, 1902a PDF: 155; Ruzsky, 1902d PDF: 18; Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 308; Rothney, 1903: 99; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 316; Forel, 1904c PDF: 387; Forel, 1904d PDF: 12; Ruzsky, 1905b: 459; Karavaiev, 1911a PDF: 41; Forel, 1910a PDF: 23; Forel, 1911f PDF: 351; Karavaiev, 1912a PDF: 15; Karavaiev, 1912b PDF: 586; Emery, 1914c PDF: 158; Emery, 1916a PDF: 221; Wheeler & Mann, 1916 PDF: 172; Santschi, 1917d PDF: 42; Donisthorpe, 1918c PDF: 167; Crawley, 1920b PDF: 177; Müller, 1923b PDF: 115; Emery, 1925d PDF: 25; Soudek, 1925b PDF: 16; Donisthorpe, 1927a PDF: 8; Finzi, 1928c PDF: 791; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b PDF: 41; Finzi, 1930c PDF: 23; Finzi, 1930d PDF: 316; Mukerjee, 1930 PDF: 156; Finzi, 1932a PDF: 24; Karavaiev, 1932 PDF: 250; Grandi, 1935 PDF: 102; Zimmermann, 1935 PDF: 44; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 184; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 162; Athias-Henriot, 1947 PDF: 249; Arnol'di, 1948a PDF: 212 (in list); Bernard, 1948 PDF: 155; Donisthorpe, 1950e PDF: 1063; Weber, 1952c PDF: 20; Bernard, 1956b PDF: 260; Ceballos, 1956: 310; Collingwood, 1961a PDF: 72; Collingwood, 1961c PDF: 289; Bernard & Cagniant, 1963 PDF: 162; Baroni Urbani, 1964a PDF: 7; Cagniant, 1966b PDF: 280; Baroni Urbani, 1968e PDF: 480; Cagniant, 1968a PDF: 145; Cagniant, 1970c PDF: 30; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 173; Bernard, 1971: 8; Pisarski, 1975: 28; Tohmé & Tohmé, 1976 PDF: 131 (redescription); Tarbinsky, 1976 PDF: 130; Baroni Urbani, 1976b PDF: 215; Aktaç, 1977 PDF: 124; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 88 (in key); Schembri & Collingwood, 1981 PDF: 436; Tohmé, 1981 PDF: 1; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 295; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 57; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 281 (in key); Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 205; Collingwood, 1993b PDF: 195; Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 80; Bolton, 1995b: 227; Mei, 1995 PDF: 767; Poldi et al., 1995: 7; Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 28; Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 22; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 67; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 347; Blard et al., 2003 PDF: 129; Bračko, 2006 PDF: 150; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 105 (in key); Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008 PDF: 137; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 40; Lapeva-Gjonova et al., 2010 PDF: 34; Karaman, 2011a PDF: 94; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 24; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 506; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 14; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 93 (see note in bibliography); Bračko et al., 2014 PDF: 20; Tohmé & Tohmé, 2014 PDF: 137; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 28; Lebas et al., 2016: 226; Sharaf et al., 2016 10.1080/00222933.2016.1180722 PDF: 10 (in key) ; Borowiec & Salata, 2018a 10.5281/zenodo.1481802 PDF: 6; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 46.
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Distribution:

  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

Biology:

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 Lawn&Palm trees, 1 times found in meadow, disturbed, 1 times found in Ruderal, Eucaliptus, ...

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 under large stone, 1 times park, 1 times on walls, 1 times on stones, 1 times on stone, 1 times on rocks, ...

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

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

Collect Date Range: collected between 2004-04-02 and 2019-07-19

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



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