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Lepisiota canescens casent0082616 profile 1.jpg
L. canescens worker from Madagascar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Santschi, 1926
Type species
Plagiolepis rothney
81 species

Acantholepis Mayr, 1861

Lepisiota is an Old World genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[2] They nest in rotten wood, in standing trees or in the ground, generally in less forested areas.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Lepisiota". AntCat. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Lepisiota". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Hita Garcia, F.; Wiesel, E.; Fischer, G. (2013). "The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography". Journal of East African Natural History. 101 (2): 127. doi:10.2982/028.101.0201. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lepisiota at Wikimedia Commons