Leptogenys darlingtoni

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Leptogenys darlingtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. darlingtoni
Binomial name
Leptogenys darlingtoni
Wheeler, W.M., 1933

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Specimen Labels


Heterick (2009) - Smooth, shining, and essentially black in colour.

Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) - Known from drier areas north of the Darling Range (SWBP , WA), and as far north as the Pilbara.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • darlingtoni. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) darlingtoni Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 90, fig. 28 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

  • Leptogenys (Lobopelta) darlingtoni Wheeler, 1933: Syntype, 1 worker, near Mullewa, Western Australia, Australia, Wheeler,W.M., ANIC32-017976, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Leptogenys (Lobopelta) darlingtoni Wheeler, 1933: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), near Mullewa, Western Australia, Australia.