Leptogenys huapingensis

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

Nothing is known about the biology of Leptogenys huapingensis.

Identification

Zhou (2001) -Close to Leptogenys yerburyi but can distinguish from the latter by mandibles longgitudinally triangular, without tooth; anterior clypeal border truncate in the median portion, not triangularly projected.

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.

  • huapingensis. Leptogenys huapingensis Zhou, 2001b: 40, 230, figs. 41, 42 (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 worker: TL 6.2, HL 1.35, HW 0.90, CI 66, SL 1.38, SI 153, PW 0.81, AL 2.04, ED 0.16, PH 0.75, DPW 0.59.

Paratype: TL 5.9, HL 1.32, HW 0.88, CI 66, SL 1.35, SI 153, PW 0.78, AL 1.95, ED 0.16, PH 0.69, DNL 0.56, DPW 0.53.

Head longer than broad. Mandible longitudinally triangular, masticatory margin without tooth. Clypeus convex, with median carina, anterior border truncate in median portion, and with membranous border. Antennal scape long, extending beyond occipital border; The 2nd funicular segment subequal to the 3rd. Promesonotum slightly convex above, promesonotal suture distinct; Mesopropodeal suture incised deeply; basal face of propodeum slightly convex, and slightly longer than declivity, conjunction between them bluntly rounded. Petiolar node slightly longer than broad, anterior face arched oblique, posterior face straight. Gaster shorter than alitrunk, constriction between the basal two segments distinct.

Mandibles with fine longitudinal striations; head, antennal scapes with dense punctures; alitrunk with sparse punctures; petiolar node and gaster with pilose punctures. Erect hairs short, abundant. Pubescence present on antennal scapes, head and legs.

Color dark red.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Huaping Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 16.VIII.1998, Shanyi Zhou leg. Paratype 1 worker, data as holotype.

References

  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp.(page 40, 230, figs. 41, 42 worker described)