Leptogenys kraepelini

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Leptogenys kraepelini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species group: chinensis
Species: L. kraepelini
Binomial name
Leptogenys kraepelini
Forel, 1905

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Specimen Labels



Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Singapore.
Oriental Region: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.





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

  • kraepelini. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) kraepelini Forel, 1905c: 5 (w.) INDONESIA (Java).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Java, Tjibodas, iii.1904 (K. Kraepelin).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Karavaiev, 1925c: 280 (m.); Imai, et al. 1985: 46 (k.).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 104; Karavaiev, 1925c: 280 (redescription); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 37; Bolton, 1995b: 232; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005: 25; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 105; Bakhtiar & Chiang, 2011: 47 (in key); Xu & He, 2015: 160 (in key) ; Jaitrong, Guénard, et al. 2016: 42; Wachkoo, Maqbool, et al. 2018: 7 (in key); Arimoto & Yamane, 2018: 29 (in key).
    • Senior synonym of baccha: Xu & He, 2015: 142.
    • Distribution: China, Indonesia (Java), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah), Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus esae, nero.
  • baccha. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) kraepelini st. baccha Santschi, 1919a: 336 (w.) VIETNAM.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Vietnam: Tonkin, Chapa (V. de Salvaza).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of kraepelini: Santschi, 1920h: 159; Santschi, 1924c: 97; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 37; Bolton, 1995b: 230; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 106.
    • Junior synonym of kraepelini: Xu & He, 2015: 142.



  • n = 13, 2n = 26 (Indonesia) (Imai et al., 1985; Mariano et al., 2015).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bakhtiar E.Y., and S.L. Chiang. 2010. Leptogenys ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) of Sabah. Serangga 15(1-2): 37-55.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Eguchi K., B. T. Viet, and S. Yamane. 2014. Generic Synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part II—Cerapachyinae, Aenictinae, Dorylinae, Leptanillinae, Amblyoponinae, Ponerinae, Ectatomminae and Proceratiinae. Zootaxa 3860: 001-046.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Fontanilla A. M., A. Nakamura, Z. Xu, M. Cao, R. L. Kitching, Y. Tang, and C. J. Burwell. 2019. Taxonomic and functional ant diversity along tropical, subtropical, and subalpine elevational transects in southwest China. Insects 10, 128; doi:10.3390/insects10050128
  • Forel A. 1905. Ameisen aus Java. Gesammelt von Prof. Karl Kraepelin 1904. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 22: 1-26.
  • Imai H. T., M. Kubota, W. L. Brown, Jr., M. Ihara, M. Tohari, and R. I. Pranata. 1985. Chromosome observations on tropical ants from Indonesia. Annu. Rep. Natl. Inst. Genet. Jpn. 35: 46-48.
  • Jaitrong W., B. Guenard, E. P. Economo, N. Buddhakala, and S. Yamane. 2016. A checklist of known ant species of Laos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 8: 1-32. DOI: 10.20362/am.008019
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  • Jaitrong W.; Nabhitabhata, J. 2005. A list of known ant species of Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 1(1): 9-54.
  • Karavaiev V. 1925. Ponerinen (Fam. Formicidae) aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. (Schluss). Konowia 4: 276-296.
  • Karavaiev V. 1926. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. Treubia 8: 413-445.
  • Lopwichan S., and S. Khachonpisitsak. 2015. Ant diversity in Nong Tha Yu Arboretum, Si Racha District, Chon Buri Province. Proceedings The 7 th National Science Research Conference. 30-31 March 2015. Naresuan University.
  • Ogata K. 2005. Asian ant inventory and international networks. Report on Insect inventory Project in Tropic Asia TAIIV: 145-170.
  • Philpott S.M., P. Bichier, R.A. Rice, and R. Greenberg. 2008. Biodiversity conservation, yield, and alternative products in coffee agroecosystems in Sumatra, Indonesia. Biodivers. Conserv. 17: 1805-1820. Data obtained from Stacy Philpott
  • Xu Z. H., and Q. J. He. 2015. Taxonomic review of the ponerine ant genus Leptogenys ROGER, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with a key to the Oriental species. Myrmecological News 21: 137-161.
  • Yamane S.; Bui T. V.; Ogata K.; Okido H.; Eguchi K. 2002. Ant fauna of Cuc Phuong National Park, North Vietnam (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Institute of Tropical Agriculture Kyushu University 25: 51-62.