Myrmoteras ivani, 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: 424-425

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Myrmoteras ivani

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ivani   new species

(Figs 10, 17, 18)

Holotype worker. TL 1.26, HL 0.86, HW 0.82, Cl 95, SL 0.89, SI 109, EL 0.53, El 65, ML 1,34, MI 159. PF 6/4. Small yellow species with head in full frontal view and dorsum of pronotum. with the exception of the anteriomost part with few transverse rugae, smooth and shining. Mesonotum laterally rugose which are continues on the dorsal region of the propodeum. Frontal sulcus posterior the clypeus and median of the eyes narrow. Mid and hind tibiae very wide.

The two populations are slightly different. The Palopo population has shorter hairs on the dorsum of the alitrunk and is paler then the Larompang population.

This species differs from bakeri   by the absence of sculpture on the head in full frontal view.

Material examined: Holotype worker, Indonesia, Sulawesi Selatan, 30 km NE of Palopo, 50 m, 21 .iv. 1991 (D. Agosti), sifting of vegetational debris at the base of a Ficus in cacao plantation, MHNG   .

Paratypes: 1 female and 1 worker, Indonesia, Sulawesi Selatan, between Larompang and Temboe, S of Palopo, 50 m, 20.iv. 1991 (D. Agosti), secondary lowland rainforest, sifting of vegetational debris out of a thick leaf litter layer heavily infested with funghi, MHNG   .


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