Leptogenys diminuta laeviceps

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Leptogenys diminuta laeviceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. diminuta
Subspecies: L. diminuta laeviceps
Trinomial name
Leptogenys diminuta laeviceps
(Smith, F., 1857)

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • laeviceps. Ponera laeviceps Smith, F. 1857a: 69 (w.) BORNEO. Forel, 1900d: 312 (m.); Imai, Baroni Urbani, et al. 1984: 5 (k.). Combination in Lobopelta: Mayr, 1862: 734; in Leptogenys: Emery, 1895k: 461. [Name misspelled as leviceps by Dalla Torre, 1893: 44.] Currently subspecies of diminuta: Emery, 1887b: 433; Bingham, 1903: 62; Forel, 1912n: 52.

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

Ponera laeviceps

Two worker syntypes in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “SAR. 40,” and with a Farren White label.

Description

References

  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 62, Variety/subspecies of diminuta)
  • Emery, C. 1887f. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 433-448 (page 433, Variety/subspecies of diminuta)
  • Emery, C. 1895m. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. LXIII. Formiche di Birmania del Tenasserim e dei Monti Carin raccolte da L. Fea. Parte II. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 34[=(2(14): 450-483 (page 461, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Forel, A. 1900f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332 (page 312, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1912o. Einige neue und interessante Ameisenformen aus Sumatra etc. Zool. Jahrb. Suppl. 15("Erster Ba Band: 51-78 (page 52, Variety/subspecies of diminuta)
  • Imai, H. T.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Kubota, M.; Sharma, G. P.; Narasimhanna, M. H.; Das, B. C.; 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Jpn. J. Genet. 59: 1-32 (page 5, karyotype described)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 734, Combination in Lobopelta)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 69, worker described)