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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Leptomyrma
Motschoulsky, 1863
Type species
Leptomyrma gracilipes, now Pheidole gracilipes

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


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

  • LEPTOMYRMA [junior synonym of Pheidole]
    • Leptomyrma Motschoulsky, 1863: 17. Type-species: Leptomyrma gracilipes, by monotypy.
    • Leptomyrma junior synonym of Pheidole: Emery, 1892b: 166.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 233, Leptomyrma as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Emery, C. 1892c [1891]. Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 23: 159-167 (page 166, Leptomyrma as junior synonym of Pheidole)
  • Motschoulsky, V. de. 1863. Essai d'un catalogue des insectes de l'île Ceylan (suite). Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 36(3 3: 1-153 (page 17, Leptomyrma as genus)
  • Smith, F. 1871a. A catalogue of the Aculeate Hymenoptera and Ichneumonidae of India and the Eastern Archipelago. With introductory remarks by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 11: 285-348 (page 329, Leptomyrma in Myrmicidae)