Myrmoteras morowali, Moffett

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 morowali


morowali Moffett  

Myrmoteras morowali Moffett   , 1985: 48, figs 38, 42. Holotype worker, Indonesia, Central Sulawesi, near Morowali, Ranu river area, 27.i.-20.iv. l980 (M.J.D. Brendell), #B.M.1980-280 [Holotype not in BMNH, not examined]   .

Diagnosis. (Holotype and four paratypes) TL 1.15-1.20, HL 0.83-0.85, HW 0.80- 0.82, Cl 96-97, SL 0.87-0.90, SI 108-112, EL 0.49-0.50, ML 1.13-1.19, MI 140-144, PF 6/4.

Distinguished from closely related wolasi   and toro   by the finely granulate sculpture dorsally on head and pronotum; very smooth and shining frontal area; granulate clypeus; presence of transverse rugae across declivity of propdeum, which is smooth only near base; and light yellow colour with the petiole concolourous with trunk and gaster (Moffett, 1985).


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