The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptanillina
Leptanilla africana Baroni Urbani

Leptanilla africana Baroni Urbani

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Baroni Urbani, 1977c: 468, illustrated, male); male only known .

Leptanilla africana maleDescribed by Baroni Urbani (1977c) from a single male. TL 1.2 mm; his description is at {original description}.
Baroni Urbani does not seem to have been convinced that this was a Leptanilla, suggesting affinities with the genus Noonilla, with a single species from the Philippines, and that it might actually represent a new genus.

The holotype was collected at N. Bussa, Kano State, Nigeria, in 1970 (J.T. Medler).

{Leptanilla africana}The photomontage of the holotype male is collated from

2007, 2008, 2013, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
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