Leptogenys maxillosa (F. Smith)
Type location Mauritius
(Ponera maxillosa, F. Smith, 1858b: 93, worker & male)
collector Dr Beke - see below
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 http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0101496
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
Smith's (1858b) description
is at . Arnold (1915) gave a transcription; this
is at . Bolton's modern description (1975a) is at
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.