(Smith, F., 1858)
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Known only from the male caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- iridipennis. Ponera iridipennis Smith, F. 1858b: 85 (m.) INDIA. Combination in Leptogenys: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 474.
Holotype worker in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “n. Bengal. 42/25.” Acc. Reg.: “1842 no. 25. N. Bengal. Purchd of Miss Campbell. Collected by her brother Lieut. Campbell in the N. part of Bengal presidency.”
- Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 474, Combination in Leptogenys)
- Smith, F. 1858b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 85, male described)