The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys stygia Bolton

Leptogenys stygia Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Bolton, 1975a: 292, not illustrated, worker); collected at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre,, holotype worker and 7 paratype workers, in a small piece of wet-rotten wood under a fallen banana stem (3.xi.1969, B. Bolton) .

Bolton's description is at {original description}.

{Leptogenys stygia}Nigeria specimen (Taylor, 1976: 23). TL 3.0-3.2 mm, HL 0.68-0.74, HW 0.48-0.52, SL 0.54-0.58, PW 0.38-0.42
Colour dark red-brown to black, lighter on extremities, yellow antennal funiculi, shiny. Eyes small. Head with fairly pronounced hair-pits. Propodeum and lateral metanotum with rugulose sculpture. Gaster smooth except for minute hair-pits.

Also present in Cameroun, no details except a specimen was collected by G. Terron (Bolton, 1975a).

{Leptogenys stygia}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

{Leptogenys stygia}The photomontage of a worker from Cameroun is collated from

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