Leptogenys mutabilis

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Leptogenys mutabilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. mutabilis
Binomial name
Leptogenys mutabilis
(Smith, F., 1861)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia, Philippines, Sulawesi.
Oriental Region: India, Thailand.

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.

  • mutabilis. Ponera mutabilis Smith, F. 1861b: 45 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Lobopelta: Mayr, 1862: 734; in Leptogenys: Emery, 1900d: 671.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera mutabilis

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Tond” (= Tondano, Sulawesi), and with a Donisthorpe type-label. A second specimen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, with the label “Tond 9,” is identical but the slight difference in data may indicate that it is not from the same sample.



  • Emery, C. 1900d. Formiche raccolte da Elio Modigliani in Sumatra, Engano e Mentawei. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 40[=(2(20): 689-720 (page 671, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 734, Combination in Lobopelta)
  • Smith, F. 1861b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6: 36-48 (page 45, worker described)