The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys khaura Bolton

Leptogenys khaura Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Bolton, 1975a: 288, not illustrated); the holotype and one paratype worker were discovered by J.T. Medler at Ile-Ife (5.viii.1971, and 21.vii.1971) .


Bolton's description is at {original description}.

WORKER - the smallest member of the genus, TL 2.1 mm, HW 0.38; dorsum of head finely and densely punctulate, pronotal dorsum unsculptured. Eyes minute. Colour yellow-brown.


Leptogenys khauraThe photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902589

Note: the worker shown on http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0401863 clearly is not this species as the specimen is far too large, HW 0.48 mm, the eyes have too many facets and and the pronotal dorsum appears to be sculptured but obscured perhaps by adhesive.

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