Leptogenys rufida

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Leptogenys rufida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. rufida
Binomial name
Leptogenys rufida
Zhou, Chen, Chen, Zhou, Ban & Huang, 2012

Nothing is known about the biology of Leptogenys rufida.


Zhou et al. (2012) - This new species is close to Leptogenys confucii but with dorsum of head in front of the eyes finely punctuate, anterior margin of clypeus rounded, with a pair of denticles in the middle; body brownish red.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the worker caste.


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

  • rufida. Leptogenys rufida Zhou, Chen, et al. 2012: 891, figs. 4-6 (w.) CHINA.

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



Holotype. TL 5.6, HL 1.12, HWO.7 5, CI 67, SL 1.12, SI 149, PW 0.70, AL 1.80, ED 0.20, ML 0.55, PL 0.65, PH 0.60, DPW 0.42, LPI 92, DPI 64. Head roughly rectangular, distinctly longer than broad. Occipital margin straight, occipital carina distinct. Occipital corners rounded. Lateral sides of head almost straight. Mandibles slender, inner margin without tooth, masticatory margin with only 1 apical tooth, basal corner rounded. Clypeus with sharp longitudinal central carina, anterior margin rounded, with a pair of denticles in the middle. Scape of antenna surpassed occipital corner by about 1/4 of its length. Segments of flagellum longer than broad, the 2nd and 3rd joints about equal. In profile view dorsum of pronotum feebly convex, mesonotum a little lower than pronotum, promesonotal suture distinct; metanotal groove depressed but not deep. Dorsum of propodeum slightly convex, about 3 times as long as declivity, declivity weakly convex. In profile view petiolar node trapezoid, declined forward to the anterior face, posterodorsal angle bluntly extruding, dorsal face evenly convex, posterior face straight. In dorsal view the node longer than broad, narrowed forward. Subpetiolar process small, nearly square, posteroventral corner acute. Constriction between the two basal gastral segments distinct. Mandibles smooth and shining, clypeus longitudinally striate. Scapes of antennae densely punctuate. Dorsum of head in front of the eyes densely punctuate, occipital border and occipital corners smooth. Dorsum of alitrunk, petiole and gaster smooth and shining. Mesopleura and lateral sides of propodeum irregularly rugose. Dorsum of head and body with abundant long erect hairs, short suberect hairs and decumbent pubescence. Scapes and tibiae with abundant subdecumbent hairs and dense pubescence. Head, alitrunk, petiole and gaster brownish red. Apex of antennae, legs and apex of gaster paler, yellowish red.

Paratype. TL 6.4, HL 1.25, HW 0.80, CI 64, SL 1.25, SI 156, PW AL 2.0, ED 0.25, ML 0.57, PL 0.70, PH 0.60, DPW 0.47, LPI 85, 67.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Darning Mountain National Nature Reserve, N23.49, E 108.43, 1230m, May 29.2011. Yuan Chen; Paratype: 1 worker, Tianmu Mountain Nature Reserve, Zhejiang Province of China. August 2.2011, Zhilin Chen.


This species is named after its red color.


  • Zhou, S., Chen, Y., Chen, Z., Zhou, P., Ban, D. and Huang, M. 2012. Two new species of the genus Leptogenys from Guangxi, China. Sociobiology. 59:885-892.