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lepisiota sp?


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#1 Offline NikolaBale - Posted May 18 2017 - 11:16 AM

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Hello I'm interested in Lepisiota I'm unable to find info on it on the web (well very little) if anyone could tell me something about lepisiota frauenfeldi and lepisiota nigra ? But if not lepisiota in general would be fine.


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#2 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted May 18 2017 - 1:20 PM

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I am also very interested in this genus but as you say there isn't almost any info about them. I've seen L. frauenfeldi in Greece and I was surprised how small they are. So yeah that's about what I can say about them and I also highly suspect that they reproduce by budding and send only males on nuptial flights to mate whit queens inside other nests.

Sadly I can't find the video I wanted to show you about Cretan ants, where the nuptial flight of some species of Lepisiota is shown.


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#3 Offline NikolaBale - Posted May 18 2017 - 2:38 PM

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I am also very interested in this genus but as you say there isn't almost any info about them. I've seen L. frauenfeldi in Greece and I was surprised how small they are. So yeah that's about what I can say about them and I also highly suspect that they reproduce by budding and send only males on nuptial flights to mate whit queens inside other nests.
Sadly I can't find the video I wanted to show you about Cretan ants, where the nuptial flight of some species of Lepisiota is shown.

No worry man most people that i asked didn't know anything.I only know that they reproduce rly fast and that they are called ant eater ants because they are very aggressive towards other species.To be honest i got a interest in them because they share a lot of similarities whit paratrechina longicornis (black crazy ant) which is my dream ant and i was thrilled when i found out about this genus specifically lepisiota frauenfeldi because they are native ants here where i live.




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