Myrmoteras maudeae, Agosti, D., 1992

Agosti, D., 1992, Revision of the ant genus Myrmoteras in the Malay Archipelago (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)., Revue Suisse de Zoologie 99, pp. 405-429: 426

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Myrmoteras maudeae

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(Figs 32, 37, 38)

Holotype worker. TL 1.96, HL 1.24, HW 1.28, Cl 103, SL 1.42, SI 111, EL 0.72, El 36, ML 2.00, MI 161, PF 6/4. Head in full frontal view with longitudinal, diverging sculpture which ends well before the declivitous face of the occiput; occiput smooth and shining. Frontal sulcus distinct but very narrow. Frontal triangle indicated. Pronotum with spacious, large, round to elongate punctation, and has a shining surface. Dorsum of mesontoum anteriorly with transverse sculpture; posteriorly and laterally with a longitudinal sculpture. Propodeum and metanotum with continuous shallow spacious longitudinal sculpture. Propodeum separated from the metanotum by a narrow carina, crossing the longitudinal sculpture almost in a right angle, dorsum of mesonotum and propodeum continous in later view. Few, very short hairs on alitrunk (< 0.05 mm); head, alitrunk and gaster dark chestnut, legs yellowish brown.

The dorsal outline, in lateral view, and the short hairs on the alitrunk are unique within Myagroteras   .

Material examined: Holotype worker, Indonesia, Sulawesi Selatan, Penanang, 1600 m, 13.iv. 1991 (D. Agosti), montane rainforest, #19, leaf litter, MHNG   .


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