The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys maxillosa (F. Smith)

Leptogenys maxillosa (F. Smith)

return to key return to listIran list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mauritius (Ponera maxillosa, F. Smith, 1858b: 93, worker & male) collector Dr Beke - see below
junior synonyms
falcata (Roger, 1861a: 244, male, synonymy by Forel, 1901h: 46) from Cuba - no images on Antweb (January 2015)
vinsonella (Dufour, 1864: 210, worker; variety of maxillosa by Emery, 1894a: 68) from Réunion Is - see
worker and male only described (Bolton, 1975a) .
Note - I have revived Leptogenys cribrata (Emery, 1895h: 20, worker) from South Africa, from the provisional synonymy in Bolton (1975), who noted that he had not seen the type specimen

{Leptogenys maxillosa}Smith's (1858b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1915) gave a transcription; this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1975a) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 6.8-7.5 In dorsal view petiole node distinctly broader than long; with dense pruinose pubescence (Bolton, 1975a: 254, not illustrated).

A quite common tramp species throughout the tropics, probably originating from eastern and southern Africa.

{Leptogenys maxillosa}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

The male can be seen at

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{Leptogenys maxillosa male}The photomontage of the type male is collated from

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