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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Microbolbos
Donisthorpe, 1948
Type species
Microbolbos testaceus, now Leptogenys testacea

Leptogenys testacea casent0902575 p 1 high.jpg

Leptogenys testacea casent0902575 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Leptogenys.


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

  • MICROBOLBOS [junior synonym of Leptogenys]
    • Microbolbos Donisthorpe, 1948f: 170. Type-species: Microbolbos testaceus, by original designation.
    • Microbolbos junior synonym of Leptogenys: Wilson, 1955b: 136.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 163, Microbolbos as junior synonym of Leptogenys)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1948f. Microbolbos testaceus, a new genus and species of ponerine ant. Entomologist 81: 170-171 (page 170, Microbolbos as genus)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955d. The status of the ant genus Microbolbos Donisthorpe. Psyche (Camb.) 62: 136 (page 136, Microbolbos as junior synonym of Leptogenys)