Subedi I.P., Budha P.B., Yamane Sk.

Ants of the genus Leptogenys Roger, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae, Ponerinae) from Nepal

Number: 448, Pages: 11 - 20

Six species of the genus Leptogenys Roger, 1861 are reported from Nepal. Leptogenys laeviceps (Smith, 1857), stat. ressur. is raised to species status. Lepto­genys birmana Forel, 1900, L. chinensis (Mayr, 1870), L. dentilobis Forel, 1900, L. kitteli Mayr, 1870, and L. laeviceps (Smith, 1857) are recorded from Nepal for the first time. A key based upon the worker caste is provided for all Nepalese species. A map of the distribution of Leptogenys species in Nepal is presented.


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