Leptogenys ergatogyna

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Leptogenys ergatogyna
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. ergatogyna
Binomial name
Leptogenys ergatogyna
Wheeler, W.M., 1922

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Ghana, Uganda.

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Unlike the ergatoid queens of other Leptogenys species, L. ergatogyna (one queen examined) retains distinct (although reduced) flight sclerites despite the absence of wings (Wheeler 1922b, Bolton 1975). Three vestigial ocelli are present, of which the median (anterior) is the best developed.

Queen of L. ergatogyna. From Wheeler 1922b.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ergatogyna. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) ergatogyna Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 95, fig. 20 (q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Senior synonym of cursor: Bolton, 1975a: 276.
  • cursor. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) cursor Arnold, 1954: 293, fig. 4 (w.) UGANDA. Junior synonym of ergatogyna: Bolton, 1975a: 276.