The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys castanea (Mayr)

Leptogenys castanea (Mayr)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Lobopelta castanea n. sp., Mayr, 1862: 734, worker; Mayr, 1865, plate IV, worker; Bolton, 1975a: 285, not illustrated) Cape of Good Hope, Novara Expedition - see below
junior synonyms
bellua (Leptogenys (Lobopelta) parva For. v. belllua n. v., Forel, 1914d: 214, worker; Arnold, 1926: 213, queen) from South Africa - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0902581
dispar (Leptogenys (Lobopelta) parva For. var. dispar n. var., Santschi, 1914e: 10, worker) from South Africa - yellow-brown - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915217
hewitti (Leptogenys hewitti, n. sp., Santschi, 1932a: 381, illustrated, worker) from South Africa, Grahamstown, 1920, J Hewitt - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0902580
parva (Leptogenys (Lobopelta) parva n. sp., Forel, 1901f: 330, worker & male) from South Africa, Natal, Haviland - see below
all synonymy by Bolton (1975a: 285) .


{Leptogenys castanea}Mayr's (1862) description is at {original description}. Mayer (1865: 72) gave a full description, with illustrations, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1901f) description of parva is at {original description}. Santschi's (1914e) description of dispar is at {original description}.

{Leptogenys castanea}Forel's (1914d) description of bellua is at {original description}. Arnold (1915, 1926) gave translations and (the latter) a new description; these are at {original description} and {original description}. Santschi's (1932a) illustrated description of hewitti is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1975a) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.5-4.1 mm; relatively short antennal scapes, HL < 0.90, SL < 0.75.


{Leptogenys castanea}The photomontage of a cotype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902579.


{Leptogenys castanea}The photomontage of the parva type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907360.

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