|Leptanilla swani female and worker|
|6 genera (50-60 species)|
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 and Phaulomyrma are minute, yellow, blind ants that live below the surface.
- Anomalomyrmini Bolton, 1990
- Leptanillini Emery, 1910
- Media related to Leptanillinae at Wikimedia Commons
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