Leptogenys iridipennis

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Leptogenys iridipennis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. iridipennis
Binomial name
Leptogenys iridipennis
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the male caste.

Nomenclature

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.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera iridipennis

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.”

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