Myrmoteras diastematum, Moffett

Agosti, D., 1992, Revision of the ant genus Myrmoteras in the Malay Archipelago (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)., Revue Suisse de Zoologie 99, pp. 405-429: 423

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Myrmoteras diastematum


diastematum Moffett  

Myrmoteras diastematum Moffett   , 1985: 36, figs 26. 29. Holotype worker, E- Malaysia, Sarawak, 4th Division, Gunung Mulu National Park, camp 2, v.-viii. 1978 (P.M. Hammond and J.E. Marshall), BMNH [examined]   .

Diagnosis. TL 1.76, HL 1.12, HW 1.07, Cl 96, SL 1.28, SI 1.20, EL 0.68, El 64, ML 1.84. MI 164, PF5/4.

The conspicuous sulcus between the clypeus and the frontal triangle and on the frons, and the long erect hairs (up to 0.25 mm) are unique to this species.

Material examined: 9 workers, E- Malaysia, Kibongal Valley, 700 m, 20.v. 1987 (D.H. Burckhardt and I. Löbl), sifting of vegetational debris in a wooded gully close to fields, BMNH. DAAC, MHNG   .


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