Leptogenys foreli

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Leptogenys foreli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. foreli
Binomial name
Leptogenys foreli
Mann, 1919

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea, Solomon Islands (type locality), Vanuatu.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • foreli. Leptogenys (Leptogenys) foreli Mann, 1919: 297, fig. 9 (not fig. 10 as given in the original description) (w.m.) SOLOMON IS. Senior synonym of walkeri: Wilson, 1958a: 126.
  • walkeri. Leptogenys (Leptogenys) walkeri Donisthorpe, 1942e: 704 (w.) VANUATU. Junior synonym of foreli: Wilson, 1958a: 126.



  • Mann, W. M. 1919. The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 273-391 (page 297, fig. 9 worker, male described)
  • 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 126, Senior synonym of walkeri)