Leptogenys purpurea

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Leptogenys purpurea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. purpurea
Binomial name
Leptogenys purpurea
(Emery, 1887)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Leptogenys purpurea for further details




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

  • purpurea. Lobopelta kitteli var. purpurea Emery, 1887b: 433 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in Leptogenys: Emery, 1911d: 104. Raised to species: Wilson, 1958a: 132.



  • Emery, C. 1887f. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 433-448 (page 433, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 104, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. I. The tribe Leptogenyini. II. The tribes Amblyoponini and Platythyreini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 101-153 (page 132, Raised to species)