Jaitrong W., Waengsothorn S., Buddhakala N.

A new species of the ant genus Lepisiota Santschi, 1926 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Thailand

Number: 456, Pages: 1 - 8

Lepisiota Santschi, 1926 is one of the large ant genera, currently comprising 94 species and 44 subspecies. It belongs to the subfamily Formicinae and is distributed in the Old World. A new species, L. chutimae sp. n., is described here from Nakhon Ratchasima Province based on the worker and queen castes. The type series of the new species was collected from a shrub tree at about 3 m above the ground in a primary dry evergreen forest at altitude 250 m.

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