Leptogenys hezhouensis

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Leptogenys hezhouensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. hezhouensis
Binomial name
Leptogenys hezhouensis
Zhou, 2001

Nothing is known about the biology of Leptogenys hezhouensis.

Identification

Zhou (2001) - Resembles Leptogenys hysterica, but differs from the latter in: antennae with the 2nd funicular segment 1.2-1.25 X as long as the 1st one; mesopronotal suture incised deeply; pilosity dense.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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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.

  • hezhouensis. Leptogenys hezhouensis Zhou, 2001b: 41, 230, figs. 43, 44 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: TL 8.2, HL 1.60, HW 1.03, CI 61, SL 1.67, SI 166, PW 0. 97, AL 2.67, ED 0.26, PH 0.97, PNL 0.88, DPW 0.84.

Paratypes: TL 7.9~8.5, HL 1.60~1.68, HW 0.97~1.06, CI 60~66, SL 1.52~1.72, SI 143~172, PW 0.91~1.00, AL 2.42~2.67, ED 0.25~0.31, PH 0.88~0.98, PNL 0.53~0.88, DPW 0.81~0.88.

Head longer than broad, with straight sides and rounded occipital border. Mandibles longitudinal, masticatory border without tooth. Clypeus triangular, with median carina, anterior border rounded. Frontal lobes narrowly apart, median groove reaching midlength of head. Antennal scapes long, extending beyond the occipital border. The 2nd funicular segment 1.2~1.25 X as long as the 1st one. Eyes large, situated in front of the sides of head. Promesonotum slightly convex above, promesonotal suture distinct; mesopropodeal suture incised deeply; propodeal basal face slightly convex, longer than declivity. Petiolar node thick and stout, anterior face rounded, posterior face straight, semicircular in profile view, as long as broad (one individual longer than broad, another broader than long). Gaster longer than alitrunk.

Mandibles and clypeus with longitudinal striations; head, alitrunk, petiolar node and first gastral segment densely and coarsely punctate; basal half of the 2nd gastral segment sparsely punctate, the remaining gastral segments smooth and shining. Erect hairs yellow, short, fine, abundant on entire body. Pubescence abundant.

Color fuscous red; mandibles, antennae, legs and apical gaster reddish brown.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Huashuichong Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 31.VIII.1998, Shanyi Zhou leg. Para types 3 workers, data as holotype.

References

  • Xu, Z.-H., He and Q.-J. 2015. Taxonomic review of the ponerine ant genus Leptogenys Roger, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with a key to the Oriental species. Myrmecological News. 21:137-161.
  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp. (page 41, 230, worker described)