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Species: Lepisiota capensis   (Mayr, 1862) 

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See Also:

Lepisiota capensis acholli, Lepisiota capensis anceps, Lepisiota capensis guineensis, Lepisiota capensis issore, Lepisiota capensis junodi, Lepisiota capensis laevis, Lepisiota capensis minuta, Lepisiota capensis simplicoides, Lepisiota capensis specularis, Lepisiota capensis subopaciceps, Lepisiota capensis thoth

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 11 valid subspecies

Acantholepis capensis Mayr, 1862 PDF: 699, 770 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, coll. Novara; CASENT0915714; NHMW AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1865 PDF: 57 (m.); Emery, 1877: 366 (q.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1980 PDF: 542 (l.).
Combination in Lepisiota: Xu, 1994c: 233.
Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 394; Roger, 1863b PDF: 11; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 56 (redescription); Emery, 1877: 366; Emery, 1881b PDF: 527; André, 1884f: 537; Forel, 1891c PDF: 95 (redescription); Forel, 1892a PDF: 41 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 171; Forel, 1894c PDF: 414; Mayr, 1895 PDF: 149; Emery, 1895b PDF: 180; Emery, 1895i PDF: 46; Forel, 1895f PDF: 458; Mayr, 1902 PDF: 296; Rothney, 1903: 99; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 316; Forel, 1903h: 564; Mayr, 1904b PDF: 8; Forel, 1904c PDF: 387; Mayr, 1907a PDF: 389; Forel, 1907i PDF: 86; Forel, 1909b PDF: 54; Forel, 1910c PDF: 265; Forel, 1910e PDF: 25; Karavaiev, 1911b PDF: 9; Forel, 1913b PDF: 338; Forel, 1914d PDF: 249; Santschi, 1914b: 126 (in key); Santschi, 1914d PDF: 377; Arnold, 1920a PDF: 568; Wheeler, 1922: 215, 935, 1036; Emery, 1925d PDF: 24; Santschi, 1930b PDF: 74; Karavaiev, 1931d PDF: 51; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 159; Weber, 1943d PDF: 382; Bernard, 1950c PDF: 291; Bernard & Cagniant, 1963 PDF: 163; Xu, 1994c: 233; Bolton, 1995b: 227; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 129; Tang et al., 1995: 96; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 346; Zhang & Zheng, 2002 PDF: 218; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 34; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 206; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 92 (see note in bibliography); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 28; Madl, 2019 PDF: 14.

Taxon Page Images:



Lepisiota capensis. 1. Worker; 2. Queen; 3. Drone. Tygerberg Nature reserve, Cape Town, South Africa; 16 May 2016. Photos and collection by Philip Herbst.

// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g

Notes:

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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 36 times found in grassland, 11 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 3 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos, 5 times found in fynbos, 5 times found in Regenerated mesic montane fynbos flat land, 5 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 1 times found in West Coast Strandveld, 7 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 5 times found in Kathu Bushveld, dominated by Tarchonanthus camphoratus, 6 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times under stone, 5 times leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times in walls, 2 times ground forager(s), 30-9 times nocturnal ground foragers, 8.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 82 times Pitfall trap, 14 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 14 times Hand collected, 13 times Turning over rocks, 7 times Winkler, 6 times By Hand, 2 times pooter, 4 times Winkler Bag, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging, 1 times direct collection, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2100 meters, 1006 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-02-01 and 2018-04-11

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011984; syntype of Acantholepis capensis: casent0915714, casent0915715; type of Acantholepis capensis: focol2208



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