Leptogenys pompiloides

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Leptogenys pompiloides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. pompiloides
Binomial name
Leptogenys pompiloides
(Smith, F., 1857)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

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.

  • pompiloides. Ponera pompiloides Smith, F. 1857a: 69 (m.) BORNEO. Combination in Leptogenys: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 448.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera pompiloides

Type-series males equivocal. Type-locality of this taxon is Borneo (Sarawak). A single male in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, labelled “Sing.” (= Singapore) bears a Donisthorpe type-label. A second male, in The Natural History Museum and also labelled “Sing.”, is identical and appears to be from the same series. Both species more or less fit the very poor original description, but their identity as type-material must be in doubt as the locality is wrong. Or, just possibly, Smith recorded the locality incorrectly.



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 448, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 69, male described)