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Leptanillinae
Leptanillinae
is a subfamily of ants. They are further divided into the tribes Anomalomyrmini
Anomalomyrmini
and Leptanillini. In all Leptanillini, the larvae feed their hemolymph to the queen through specialized processes on their prothoraces and third abdominal segments.[2] This behavior resembles that of the unrelated Adetomyrma, also called Dracula ants, which pierce their larvae to obtain body fluids.[citation needed] At least Leptanilla
Leptanilla
and Phaulomyrma
Phaulomyrma
are minute, yellow, blind ants that live below the surface.[citation needed] Systematics[edit]

Anomalomyrmini
Anomalomyrmini
Bolton, 1990

Anomalomyrma
Anomalomyrma
Taylor, 1990 Furcotanilla Xu, 2012 Protanilla
Protanilla
Taylor, 1990

Leptanillini
Leptanillini
Emery, 1910

Leptanilla
Leptanilla
Emery, 1870 Phaulomyrma
Phaulomyrma
G.C. Wheeler & E.W. Wheeler, 1930 Yavnella
Yavnella
Kugler, 1987

References[edit]

^ Bolton, B. (2015). "Leptanillinae". AntCat. Retrieved 28 January 2015.  ^ Tree of Life Web Project. 2004. Leptanillini. Version 21 October 2004 (temporary). In: The Tree of Life Web Project

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Leptanillinae
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Ant
Ant
taxonomy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera Family Formicidae

Subfamilies

Extant

Agroecomyrmecinae Amblyoponinae Aneuretinae Apomyrminae Dolichoderinae Dorylinae Ectatomminae Formicinae Heteroponerinae Leptanillinae Martialinae Myrmeciinae Myrmicinae Paraponerinae Ponerinae Proceratiinae Pseudomyrmecinae

Fossil

†Armaniinae †Brownimeciinae †Formiciinae †Sphecomyrminae

Genera

List of ant genera

incertae sedis

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1207000 ADW: Leptanillinae EoL: 2729654 Fauna Europaea: 81541 Fossilworks: 256006 ITIS: 573825 NCBI: 213868

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