Leptogenys testacea

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Leptogenys testacea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. testacea
Binomial name
Leptogenys testacea
(Donisthorpe, 1948)

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Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality).

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

  • testacea. Microbolbos testacea Donisthorpe, 1948f: 170 (w.) GHANA. Combination in Leptogenys: Wilson, 1955c: 136. See also: Bolton, 1975a: 280.



  • Bolton, B. 1975a. A revision of the ant genus Leptogenys Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian region with a review of the Malagasy species. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 31: 235-305 (page 280, see also)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1948f. Microbolbos testaceus, a new genus and species of ponerine ant. Entomologist 81: 170-171 (page 170, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955d. The status of the ant genus Microbolbos Donisthorpe. Psyche (Camb.) 62: 136 (page 136, Combination in Leptogenys)