Leptogenys bhartii

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Leptogenys bhartii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. bhartii
Binomial name
Leptogenys bhartii
Wachkoo, Maqbool, Akbar & Sharaf, 2018

The specimens of this species were handpicked by dislodging a stone in a pine forest area from Thanamandi region of Rajouri district, located on the southerly foothills of the Pir Panjal Himalaya in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. The region represents a transition zone between the subtropical Jammu and the temperate Kashmir provinces. The climate is broadly subtropical, although the foothill areas along the Pir Panjal range show dry temperate conditions, while subalpine and alpine conditions prevail higher up in the mountains. The vegetation mainly consists of Chir-pine (Pinus roxburghii) forests, broad-leaved deciduous forests, broad-leaved evergreen forests and scrub forests, interspersed with frequent grassland patches and agricultural croplands.

Identification

A member of the chinensis species group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • bhartii. Leptogenys bhartii Wachkoo, Maqbool, Akbar & Sharaf, 2018: 3, fig. 1 (w.) INDIA.

Description

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