Leptogenys jeanettei

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Leptogenys jeanettei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. jeanettei
Binomial name
Leptogenys jeanettei
Tiwari, 2000

Nothing is known about the biology of Leptogenys jeanettei.


Mathew and Tiwari (2000) - Leptogenys jeanettei comes closer to Leptogenys punctiventris, but can be differentiated by its smooth abdomen and broader than long petiolar node.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

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.

  • jeanettei. Leptogenys jeanettei Tiwari, in Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 280, figs. 25-27 (w.) INDIA.

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



Holotype worker: TL 6.00; HL 1.47; HW 1.05; CI 71; SL 1.39; SI. 132; ThL 2.16.

Head densely punctured, giving it a striate appearance, glossy; antennae long, with few suberect hairs and abundant pubescence, scape reaching beyond the top of the head; c1ypeus anteriorly angularly produced, convex, strongly carinate in the middle; mandibles feebly triangular, masticatory margin without teeth, with few punctures; head longer than broad; hairs fairly abundant on head; eyes moderate, placed below the middle of the head; thorax densely punctate; pro-mesonotal suture wide; meso-metanotal suture marked by short, closely arranged, longitudinal striae; metanotum coarsely sculptured, sides with few longitudinal striae, apical portion of metanotum truncate, transversely striate; node of pedicel broader than long, less coarsely punctured; abdomen highly polished and shining, basal abdominal segments with few shallow punctures; the suture between the basal two abdominal segments marked by short, longitudinal striae; pilosity pale, fairly abundant on body, hairs on body erect to suberect, both long and short; legs moderate, pubescent; abdomen oval, sting exserted.

Colour: Black, the appendages reddish brown; the whole insect glossy.

Paratypes: TL 6.00; HL 1.43-1.47; HW 1.00-1.05; CI 69-71; SL 0.79; SI 132-139; TH L 1.97-2.11.

Type Material

Holotype worker: India, Megbalaya, West Khasi bills, Balat, 9.ix.86, Coli. M.R. Rynth (Regd. No. Al/9711). Paratype workers: 1 ex, with the same collection data as the holotype (Regd. No. Al/9712); 1 ex, India, Meghalaya, East Khasi bills, Lai-Iad, 12.iii.87, Coil. V.T. Darlong (Regd. No. Al/10011).

Note (Lubertazzi 2018): it is stated in the publication where this description was published that "The present work is based on the material collected and deposited at the Zoological Survery of India, Eastern Regional Station, Shillong, and the Headquarters at Calcutta" with the latter presumably referring to the Zoological Survey of India headquarters. The types of this species can presumably be found in either or both of these collections.