| Leptanilla clypeata|
Yamane & Ito, 2001
A species discovered during a study of the ant fauna in the Bogor Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Bogor) in Bogor, West Java.
|At a Glance||• Larval Hemolymph Feeding|
Ito et al. (2001) - This species is closely related to Leptanilla thai from Khao Chong, Thailand, but distinguished therefrom by the following details: clypeus more strongly produced anteriorly, having a distinctly raised platform which is defined posteriorly; in profile dorsal and posterior faces of propodeum not forming a blunt angle; anterior portion of head lacking a pair of whitish markings. It also differs from another close relative, Leptanilla havilandi from Singapore, in the following details: median lobes of clypeus much more strongly divergent apically; seen from above anterolateral corners of petiole distinctly angulate; in profile postpetiole more distinctly smaller than petiole; ventral process of postpetiole narrower in profile; most of the body hairs suberect or erect.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- clypeata. Leptanilla clypeata Yamane & Ito, in Ito, Yamane, Eguchi, et al. 2001: 393, fig. 7 (w.) INDONESIA (Java).
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Body almost smooth and somewhat shining, only with small and shallow punctures. Body hairs dense; most of them being suberect to erect on head, alitrunk and waist, but many being appressed on gaster; hairs around the tip of gaster nearly as long as those on other parts of gaster; short appressed pubescence absent.
(holotype). Total length 1.60 mm. Head length measured along sagittal plane 0.38 mm. Head width 0.31 mm. Scape length excluding condylar bulb 0.19 mm. Petiolar node length 0.11 mm; its width 0.09 mm. Postpetiolar node length 0.08 mm; its width 0.11 mm.
Wong and Guérnard (2016) - HL 0.37 mm; HW 0.31 mm; MaL 0.16 mm; SL 0.20 mm; WL 0.48 mm; PNW 0.20 mm; PNH 0.14 mm; MW 0.12 mm; PTL 0.10 mm; PTW 0.10 mm; PTH 0.11 mm; TL 1.79 mm (stinger not included), PPL 0.09 mm; PPW 0.12 mm; PPH 0.15 mm; CI 84; SI 65, MaI 53; PI 100; PPI 133, PPHI 80.
Holotype: worker, Kebun Raya, Bogar, Java, Indonesia, 7 iv 1997, F. Ito leg. (colony code: FI97-556). Paratypes: 11 workers from the same colony. The holotype will be deposited in the Bogor Zoological Museum.
- Wong, M.K.L. and B. Guénard. 2016. Leptanilla hypodracos sp. n., a new species of the cryptic ant genus Leptanilla (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Singapore, with new distribution data and an updated key to Oriental Leptanilla species. ZooKeys. 551:129–144. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.551.6686).
- Yamane, S.; Ito, F. 2001. Descriptions of two new species of the genus Leptanilla (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Java. Pp. 390-394 in Ito, F.; Yamane, S.; Eguchi, K.; Noerdjito, W. A.; Kahono, S.; Tsuji, K.; Ohkawara, K.; Yamauchi, K.; Nishida, T.; Nakamura, K. Ant species diversity in the Bogor Botanic Garden, West Java, Indonesia, with descriptions of two new species of the genus Leptanilla (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Tropics 10: 379-404 (page 393, fig. 7 worker described)