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Genus Leptogenys

Ichneumonid Wasp - Amblyteles sp. - Leptogenys elongata - male crustacean eating ant - Leptogenys elongata wasp - Leptogenys elongata Leptogenys elongata - female Leptogenys elongata Leptogenys elongata - male Leptogenys elongata - male Leptogenys elongata (Buckley) - Leptogenys elongata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Ponerinae
Tribe Ponerini
Genus Leptogenys
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The two north american species were formerly considered conspecific
Explanation of Names
Leptogenys Roger, 1861
Two North American species
Leptogenys elongata (Buckley, 1866) - Texas (mostly) / Mex.
Leptogenys manni Wheeler, W.M., 1923 - Florida