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

Identification

A member of the Leptogenys chinensis species group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Life History Traits

  • Mean colony size: 367 (Maschwitz & Schonegge, 1983; Beckers et al., 1989)
  • Foraging behaviour: group hunter (Maschwitz & Schonegge, 1983; Beckers et al., 1989)

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • 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.

Description

References

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