Myrmoteras nicoletteae, 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: 426-427

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Myrmoteras nicoletteae

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nicoletteae   new species

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Holotype worker. TL 1.64. HL 1.04, HW 1.06, Cl 102, SL 1.24. SI 117, EL 0.64, El 60, ML 1.62, MI 156. PF 6/4. Head in full frontal view with a spacious, distinct longitudinal diverging sculpture; clypeus and occiput smooth. Dorsum of pronotum with a blurred converging sculpture, often alternating with smooth and shining patches, anterior part with transversal sculpture. Dorsum of mesonotum smooth, laterally with one distinct ruga. Metanotum and propodeum with spacious, flat longitudinal sculpture which is somewhat interrupted at the segmental transition from the metanotum to the mesonotum. Few short erect hairs on the genae. Large propodeal spiracle. Whole body yellow.

The spacious longitudinal sculpture on the head is unique among Myagroteras   species.

Material examined: Holotype worker, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, G. Muajat, 1780 m, 25.i.1985 (leg. unknown), BMNH   .

Paratype: 1 worker, same series as holotype, MHNG   .

Additional material examined: 1 queen, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Danau Mooat, nr Kotamobagu, 24.i. 1985, #24, leg. ?   ; 1 queen, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga   Bone National Park, 9.-16.V.1985, leg. unknown; BMNH, MHNG   .


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