Leptogenys chinensis

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Leptogenys chinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species group: chinensis
Species: L. chinensis
Binomial name
Leptogenys chinensis
(Mayr, 1870)

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Leptogenys chinensis species group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines.
Oriental Region: India, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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.

  • chinensis. Lobopelta chinensis Mayr, 1870b: 965 (w.) CHINA. Forel, 1900d: 313 (m.). Combination in Leptogenys: Forel, 1900d: 313; Emery, 1911d: 103. See also: Bingham, 1903: 69.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 69, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 103, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Forel, A. 1900f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332 (page 313, male described, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 965, worker described)