The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys pavesii Emery

Leptogenys pavesii Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Somalia (Leptogenys Pavesii n. sp., Emery, 1892a: 111, worker; synonymy by Bolton, 1975a: 255) Obbia - see below
subspecies sericeus (Leptogenys (L.) maxillosa (F Smith) sericeus ssp. nov. Weber, 1942a: 46, worker) from South Sudan, Mt Imatong - see below
worker only described (Bolton, 1975a) .

{Leptogenys pavesii}Emery's (1892a) description is at {original description}. Weber's (1942a) brief description of sericeus is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1975a) is at {original description}.

WORKER - medium sized, TL 6.8-7.6 mm; elongate linear curved mandibles which do not close against the clypeus; sculpture all over of dense shagreening; and dense, greyish pruinose pubescence (Bolton, 1975a: 255, illustrated, anterior head and left mandible).

Regraded as a tramp species, known from Cameroun, collector G. Terron, no location (Bolton, 1975a).

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

{Leptogenys pavesii sericeus}The photomontage is of a cotype of Leptogenys pavesii sericeus from South Sudan. The original photographs, together with enlarged images, are from the MCZ, Harvard University, website at - MCZ link.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Leptogenys pavesii
B Taylor det.

B Ndiaye

1316'0" N
126'0" W
Bransan 8-VIII-09 St 9 Sous une pierre
Soudanian savannah, hand collection, under a stone


{Leptogenys pavesii}The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal, Bransan; collector B Ndiaye. An exact match for the type worker (above).

{short description of image}The photomontage is of a worker from Somalia, collected from

2007, 2012, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.