The Ants of Africa
Genus Leptogenys
Leptogenys sterops Bolton

Leptogenys sterops Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Bolton, 1975a: 261, illustrated, mandible shape only, worker); holotype worker and five paratype workers from Banco Forest (13.i.1963) and ORSTOM (one worker, 7.i.1963, W.L. Brown) (Bolton, 1975a) .

{Leptogenys sterops}Bolton's description is at {original description}.

WORKER - large medium, TL 8.0-8.2 mm; propodeum and metapleurae sculptured. Mandibles without a lamelliform extension of the inner margin. Colour principally dark brown, appendages lighter, head and propodeum darker, black in places.

Leptogenys steropsThe photomontage of a paratype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Leptogenys sterops
B Taylor det.

R W Goff

Abuko Nature Reserve
1323'41" N
01638'41" W
Hand collection


{Leptogenys sterops}The photomontage is of one of two workers from Gambia, Abuko Nature Reserve, 1323'41" N 01638'41" W, collected by Roy W Goff, 02.xii.2009.

2007, 2010, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.