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Species: Leptogenys pubiceps   Emery, 1890 

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See Also:

Leptogenys pubiceps cubaensis, Leptogenys pubiceps vincentensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Leptogenys pubiceps Emery, 1890b: 62 (w.) VENEZUELA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1893j PDF: 362 (q.m.).
Unresolved Leptogenys pubiceps-complex, containing the nominal taxa Leptogenys columbica, Leptogenys cubaensis, Leptogenys mucronata, Leptogenys pubiceps, Leptogenys vincentensis: Lattke, 2011 PDF: 217.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418

8. Leptogenys pubiceps, EmeryHNS.

(No. 42 a a 42 b). [[ worker ]] [[ queen ]]. Les exemplaires de St. Vincent ont la tete un peu plus ponctuee et le 2 me article du funicule un peu plus court que ceux de Venezuela, m'ecrit M. Emery,

[[ male ]]. L. 5 a 5, 5 mill. Se distingue de la L. arcuataHNS par son n oe ud dont le bord posterieur superieur est distinctement avance en arriere en angle obtus, et qui est fortement rugueux sur les cotes, par sa taille plus grande at par ses ailes mediocrement teintees de brun.

(42). A rare species, forming small communities, or found largely under stones or sod, or under bark. Rather sluggish, and not very pugnacious. I have found only one form (workers?).

(42 a). Southern end of the island; Villa Estate. Oct. 14 fch. Seaside thickets. Formicarium, under a block of coral and in its crevices. I could find only workers, and apparently there were about twenty, with as many pupas, in the community.

(42 b). Nov. 19 th. Camden Park Estate, north of Kingstown; leeward side; seashore woods, under bark of a palm-log lying on the ground. The community consisted of about forty individuals. I thought I saw one female (winged), which escaped.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 830 m

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptogenys pubiceps: casent0903969



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