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LEPTANILLINAE is a subfamily of ants . They are further divided into the tribes Anomalomyrmini and Leptanillini.

In all Leptanillini, the larvae feed their hemolymph to the queen through specialized processes on their prothoraces and third abdominal segments. This behavior resembles that of the unrelated Adetomyrma , also called Dracula ants, which pierce their larvae to obtain body fluids.

At least Leptanilla
Leptanilla
and Phaulomyrma are minute, yellow, blind ants that live below the surface.

SYSTEMATICS

* Anomalomyrmini Bolton, 1990

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

* Leptanillini Emery, 1910

* Leptanilla
Leptanilla
Emery , 1870 * Phaulomyrma G.C. Wheeler ">

* ^ 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

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