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Species: Lepisiota rothneyi   (Forel, 1894) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Plagiolepis lothneyi Forel, 1894c PDF: 415 (w.) INDIA (West Bengal, Karnataka, Odisha). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: India: West Bengal, Barrackpore [Barrakpore] (Rothney); Karnataka, Belgaum (Wroughton). Type-depository: MHNG. Type-specimens: CASENT0909865, CASENT0909866. (Source: Wachkoo et al., 2021 10.20363/BZB-2021.70.2.227 PDF: 239.) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Justified emendation of spelling to Lepisiota rothneyi: Forel, 1894c PDF: 414 (in key).]
[Misspelled as bothneyi by Santschi, 1924c PDF: 112.]
Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 228.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Bangladesh, China, India
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 2nd Generation Rubber plantation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times m2 Winkler sifting.

Elevations: collected from 620 - 1066 meters, 843 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1979-10-24 00:00:00.0 and 2013-06-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0715192; syntype of Lepisiota rothneyi: casent0909865, casent0909866

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