Leptogenys peuqueti

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Leptogenys peuqueti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species group: chinensis
Species: L. peuqueti
Binomial name
Leptogenys peuqueti
(André, 1887)

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Gamergate  



A member of the Leptogenys chinensis species group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India (type locality), Myanmar (type locality), Sri Lanka, Vietnam (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Thirteen colonies of L. peuqueti collected had 25.5 ± 22 virgin workers (range 4-88) and 4 ± 3.4 gamergates (range 1-13)(Ito 1997). Three colonies had a single gamergate.



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

  • peuqueti. Lobopelta peuqueti André, 1887: 292 (w.) VIETNAM. Imai, Kubota, et al. 1985: 46 (k.). Combination in Leptogenys: Emery, 1895k: 461. Senior synonym of minchinii: Xu & He, 2015: 145. See also: Bingham, 1903: 71.
  • minchinii. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) minchinii Forel, 1900d: 308 (diagnosis in key) (w.) INDIA. Forel, 1900d: 314 (m.); Imai, Baroni Urbani, et al. 1984: 5 (k.). Junior synonym of peuqueti: Xu & He, 2015: 145. See also: Bingham, 1903: 70; Rothney, 1903: 97.
  • watsoni. Leptogenys peuqueti r. watsoni Forel, 1900d: 309 (diagnosis in key) (w.) MYANMAR. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 72. Junior synonym of peuqueti: Xu & He, 2015: 145.



  • 2n = 52 (India) (Imai et al., 1984) (as Leptogenys minchini).
  • 2n = 54 (Indonesia) (Imai et al., 1985).


  • André, E. 1887. Description de quelques fourmis nouvelles ou imparfaitement connues. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 6: 280-298 (page 292, worker described)
  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 71, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1895m. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. LXIII. Formiche di Birmania del Tenasserim e dei Monti Carin raccolte da L. Fea. Parte II. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 34[=(2(14): 450-483 (page 461, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Imai, H. T.; Kubota, M.; Brown, W. L., Jr.; Ihara, M.; Tohari, M.; Pranata, R. I. 1985. Chromosome observations on tropical ants from Indonesia. Annu. Rep. Natl. Inst. Genet. Jpn. 35: 46-48 (page 46, karyotype described)
  • Ito F. 1997. Colony composition and morphological caste differentiation between ergatoid queens and workers in the ponerine ant genus Leptogenys in the Oriental tropics. Ethology Ecology Evolution 9:335–343.
  • Xu, Z. 1996b. A taxonomic study of the ant genus Leptogenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in China. J. Yunnan Agric. Univ. 11: 222-227 (page 224, record in China)
  • Xu, Z.-H., He, Q.-J. 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.