Myrmoteras marianneae, 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: 425

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Myrmoteras marianneae

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marianneae   new species

(Figs 19, 23, 24)

Holotype worker. TL 1.62, HL 1.08, HW 1.04, Cl 96, SL 1.24, SI 120, EL 0.65, El 63, ML 1.80, MI 167, PF 6/4. Head in full frontal view longitudinally, separating rugose, occiput with dorsal and posterior face shining. Clypeus separated posteriorly from the frons by a distinct sulcus which is laterally continuing medially the eyes up to their posterior end. Frontal sulcus present, narrow. Dorsum of pronotum shining. Mesonotum shining, laterally dorsally with few distinct rugae, ventral part smooth. Metanotum smooth, separated by a serially arranged row of impressions from the mesonotum. Propodeum with longitudinal, continuous sculpture.

Separated from all the other Myrmoteras   species by the distinct sulcus posterior of the clypeus, and the sculpture of the alitrunk, especially by the arrangement on the pleurae.

Material examined: Holotype worker, Indonesia, Sulawesi Selatan, Ulumambi ( W of Momasa), 1000 m, 11 .iv. 1991 (D. Agosti), remnants of rainforest and coffee plantation, sifting of vegetational debris, as long term loan in MHNG   .


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