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

Leptogenys attenuata (F. Smith)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Ponera attenuata, F. Smith, 1858b: 91, worker; Arnold, 1915: 98, male; Bolton, 1975a: 274, illustrated); collected at the Cape of Good Hope, by Drege - see below
junior synonym jaegerskjoeldi (Santschi, 1914e: 9, worker; synonymy by Arnold, 1926: 210) also from South Africa - see

{Leptogenys attenuata}Smith's (1858b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1915) gave a further notes, plus a description of the male; this is at {original description}. Santschi's (1914e) description of jaegerskjoeldi is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1975a) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 7.5-7.8 mm; petiole in dorsal view elongate and strongly compressed, anterior much narrower than posterior; body often with bluish or violet reflections.

{Leptogenys attenuata}The photomontage of a lectotype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Leptogenys attenuata
B Taylor det.

South Africa
Peter Hlavác

34°02.7' S
22°50.2' E
Western Cape, Knysna env., Goukamma, sea level; from coastal forest

{Leptogenys attenuata}The photomontage is of a specimen from Western Cape, South Africa, Knysna env., Goukamma, S 34°02.7' E 22°50.2'; sea level; from coastal forest; collector Peter Hlavác; 28.i.2004.

{Leptogenys attenuata}The photomontage is collated from Collection Information: Specimen Code SAM-HYM-C001361A; Locality South Africa: Natal: Sweetwaters; 29°36'00"S 030°16'00"E; Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C001361; Date: 28 Nov 1969; Collected by: D.J.C.Fletcher

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