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CharacteristicsThe Leptanillini are characterized by the following derived characters (Bolton 2003):
- Mandible narrowly blade-like, with only 2-3 preapical teeth
- Larva with specialized carrying process on prothorax and abdominal segment III with specialized organ for feeding haemolymph to the queen
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- First online 21 October 2004
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