Key to US Leptogenys species

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Key to Leptogenys species of the United States based on workers, modified from Trager & Johnson (1988).

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  • Surface of head and thorax shiny between the small punctures; color red and deep-red, some darker specimens often with faint blueish or purplish iridescence (Florida) => Leptogenys manni
Head of Leptogenys manni worker
Profile of Leptogenys manni worker
  • Surface of head and thorax dull, with coarse punctation; the color deep yellowish red to brownish reddish (Louisiana, Texas, northeastern Mexico) => Leptogenys elongata
Head of Leptogenys elongata worker
Profile of Leptogenys elongata worker
Head of Leptogenys elongata worker
Profile of Leptogenys elongata worker

References

  • Trager, J.C. & Johnson, C. 1988. The ant genus Leptogenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae, Ponerinae) in the United States. Pp. 29-34 in: Trager, J. C. (ed.) Advances in myrmecology. Leiden: E. J. Brill, xxvii + 551 pp.