Leptogenys insularis

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Leptogenys insularis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Leptogenys falcigera)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: Leptogenys insularis
Smith, F., 1879

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Leptogenys falcigera.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • insularis. Leptogenys insularis Smith, F. 1879: 675 (w.) HAWAII. Forel, 1899a: 118 (m.). Subspecies of falcigera: Forel, 1899a: 118. Junior synonym of falcigera: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 30.


  • Forel, A. 1899a. Heterogyna (Formicidae). Fauna Hawaii. 1: 116-122 (page 118, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1899a. Heterogyna (Formicidae). Fauna Hawaii. 1: 116-122 (page 118, Variety of falcigera)
  • Smith, F. 1879a. Descriptions of new species of aculeate Hymenoptera collected by the Rev. Thos. Blackburn in the Sandwich Islands. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 14: 674-685 (page 675, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O.; Taylor, R. W. 1967b. The ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pac. Insects Monogr. 14: 1-109 (page 30, Junior synonym of falcigera)