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|Current subspecies: nominal plus Lepisiota capensis acholli, Lepisiota capensis anceps, Lepisiota capensis guineensis, Lepisiota capensis issore, Lepisiota capensis junodi, Lepisiota capensis laevis, Lepisiota lunaris, Lepisiota capensis minuta, Lepisiota simplex, Lepisiota capensis simplicoides, Lepisiota capensis specularis, Lepisiota capensis subopaciceps, Lepisiota capensis thoth.|
Lepisiota capensis. 1. Worker; 2. Queen; 3. Drone. Tygerberg Nature reserve, Cape Town, South Africa; 16 May 2016. Photos and collection by Philip Herbst.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in grassland, 11 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 1 times found in West Coast Strandveld, 5 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 7 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 5 times found in Kathu Bushveld, dominated by Tarchonanthus camphoratus, 6 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in fynbos, 2 times found in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, open woodland, 2 times found in Ephemeral river bed and adjacent vegetation in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times under stone, 5 times leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times in walls, 1 times ground forager(s).
Collected most commonly using these methods: 40 times Pitfall trap, 12 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 12 times Hand collected, 7 times Winkler, 2 times pooter, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging, 1 times malaise trap.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 2100 meters, 1261 meters average