| Leptanilloides sculpturata|
Brandão, Diniz, Agosti & Delabie, 1999
The types labels state they were collected "on coffee trees."
A member of the Leptanilloides biconstricta species-group.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- sculpturata. Leptanilloides sculpturata Brandão, Diniz, Agosti & Delabie, 1999: 30, figs. 7, 8, 17, 24 (w.) COLOMBIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
(MZUSP paratype) (in mm): HL 0.29, HW 0.17, SL 0.09, WL 0.48, CI 58, SI 48.
The combination of the postpetiole as long as the petiole, the coarse foveolate sculpture and the minute mandibular teeth distinguishes this species from all other Leptanilloides. Other relevant characters include: head with parallel sides in full-face view, head sculpture coarse with up to 25 deep foveolae covering a straight transverse line at head midlength; inner margins of the frontal carinae do not touch; flange over the metapleural gland opening pointed posteriorly; petiole, in lateral view, as long as postpetiole; postpetiole nearly as high than the fourth abdominal segment.
Holotype worker deposited at NMNH. Colombia: Venecia (near Medellin) # 56–6029, v.1956, Stanley E. Flanders leg. ‘associated with R. fuhrmanni on healthy coffee trees’. Three paratype workers (same series as holotype), deposited one each at American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Comparative Zoology and MZUSP.
Sculpturata, a noun in apposition, meaning carved in Latin, referring to the conspicuous deep foveolae that almost cover the head of this species.
- Brandão, C. R. F.; Diniz, J. L. M.; Agosti, D.; Delabie, J. H. C. 1999. Revision of the Neotropical ant subfamily Leptanilloidinae. Syst. Entomol. 24: 17-36 (page 30, figs. 7,8, 17, 24 worker described)