The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys longiceps Santschi

Leptogenys longiceps Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Senegal (Leptogenys longiceps n. sp., Santschi, 1914b: 328, illustrated, worker) collected at Dakar by F. Silvestri, in 1913 no type images on Antweb (January 2015)

Worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Leptogenys longiceps}Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1975a) is at {original description}.

WORKER - small, TL 4.2-4.5 mm; mesopleuron completely sculptured. Median clypeal lobe very short and bluntly rounded. Gaster smooth and shining (colour not given) (Bolton, 1975a, not illustrated).

From Ghana, at Legon, savannah (several workers, D. Leston; Mkhize).

Oxford University Museum specimens

Leptogenys longiceps
B Taylor det.

B Ndiaye

1205'18" W
Bansifoukha 10-VIII-09 St15
Soudanian savannah, pitfall traps


{Leptogenys longiceps}The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal, Bansifoukha; collector B Ndiaye.

Leptogenys longicepsThe photomontage is of a worker from Ivory Coast, in the BMNH collated from

2007, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.