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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Leptanillinae
Tribe: Leptanillini
Genus: Leptomesites
Kutter, 1948
Type species
Leptomesites escheri, now Leptanilla escheri

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This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Leptanilla.


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

  • LEPTOMESITES [junior synonym of Leptanilla]
    • Leptomesites Kutter, 1948: 286. Type-species: Leptomesites escheri, by original designation.
    • Leptomesites junior synonym of Leptanilla: Baroni Urbani, 1977c: 433.


  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1977c. Materiali per una revisione della sottofamiglia Leptanillinae Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. Basil. 2: 427-488 (page 433, Leptomesites as junior synonym of Leptanilla)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 152, Leptomesites as junior synonym of Leptanilla)
  • Kutter, H. 1948. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Leptanillinae (Hym. Formicidae). Eine neue Ameisengattung aus Süd-Indien. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 21: 286-295 (page 286, Leptomesites in Leptanillinae)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1985b. A simplified conspectus of the Formicidae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 111: 255-264 (page 257, Leptomesites in Leptanillinae)