Lobopelta woodmasoni

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Lobopelta woodmasoni
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Leptogenys diminuta)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: Lobopelta woodmasoni
Forel, 1886

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Leptogenys diminuta.


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

  • woodmasoni. Lobopelta woodmasoni Forel, 1886d: 246 (w.) INDIA (Assam).
    • Type-material: holotype? worker (apparently only one specimen).
    • Type-locality: India: Sibsagar.
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Leptogenys: Forel, 1900d: 313.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 46; Bingham, 1903: 62.
    • Subspecies of diminuta: Forel, 1900d: 313; Emery, 1911d: 103; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 35; Bolton, 1995b: 234; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013c: 17 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 52 (error).
    • Junior synonym of diminuta: Xu & He, 2015: 138.


  • 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 62, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 103, Subspecies of diminuta)
  • Forel, A. 1886d. Indian ants of the Indian Museum, Calcutta, No. 2. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal Part II Nat. Sci. 55: 239-249 (page 246, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1900f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332 (page 313, Combination in Leptogenys, Subspecies of diminuta)
  • Xu, Z. & He, Q. 2015. Taxonomic review of the ponerine ant genus Leptogenys Roger, 1861 with a key to the Oriental species. Myrmecological News 21: 137-161.