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Species: Lepisiota arnoldi   (Forel, 1913) 


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Lepisiota arnoldi mota

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

1 subspecies

Acantholepis arnoldi Forel, 1913a PDF: 142 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 226.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Lepisiota arnoldi mota.
See also: Arnold, 1920a PDF: 563.

Distribution:


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Eastern Africa, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 4 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Protea - Tristachya Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in grassland, 2 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 1 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Pitfall Trap, 8 times hand collected, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging.

Elevations: collected from 893 - 1650 meters, 1166 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Lepisiota arnoldi: casent0903157, casent0909870



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