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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Leptogenys sp

This midsize ant is one of the larger Leptogenys species from this location measuring at 9 millimeters. Typical of the Leptogenys genus, this species is monomorphic. Aggressive and with a painful sting this species certainly fits the bill as a voracious army ant. Leptogenys are classified under army ants. Gyne of Leptogenys similar with those of Dorylus do not have wings at all and are obviously flightless unlike those of most other ants genera where the alate gyne take wings in nuptial swarms.

This species has a slightly smaller (less bulky) head in relation to its body (and overall) size when compared against Leptogenys sp3 document in this blog.

Workers of Leptogenys sp(09) ants with a pupa.

A worker of a 9 millimeter Leptogenys ant.

A worker of a 9 millimeter Leptogenys species.

A worker of Leptogenys sp.

Workers of Leptogenys ants

Workers of Leptogenys sp.

A worker of Leptogenys sp.

Workers of Leptogenys ants

Workers of Leptogenys ants

Workers of Leptogenys ants

See also:
Leptogenys genus

Top Node: cellular organisms
Superkingdom: Eukayota 2759
Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208 (aka Animalia)
(No Rank): Eumetazoa 6072
(No Rank): Bilateria 33213
(No Rank): Protostomia 33317
(No Rank): Ecdysozoa 1206784
(No Rank):Panarthropoda 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda 6656
(No Rank): Mandibulata 197563
(No Rank): Pancrustacea 197562
Superclass: Hexapoda 6960
Class: Insecta 50557
(No Rank): Dicondylia 85512
(No Rank): Petrygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(No Rank): Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Ponerinae 43085
Tribe: Ponerini 141711
Genus: Leptogenys 219782

Last Updated: 2014 02 06
First Posted: 2014 02 06
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