Myrmoteras estrudae, 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

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Myrmoteras estrudae

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estrudae   new species (Figs 20, 25, 26)

Holotype worker. TL 1.50, HL0.96, HW 0.99, Cl 103, SL 1.04, SI 105, EL 0.65, El 66, ML 1.76, MI 163, PF 5/4. Head in full frontal view with discontinuous sculpture, clypeus granulate, the anterior part of the frons finely spaciously longitudinal sculptured, confluent with the chagrination on the posterior part. Declivitous face of occiput smooth and shining. Frontal sulcus and the sulcus posterior of the clypeus and sulcus medially of the eyes of about the same width. Dorsum of pronotum and propodeum chagrinated, the prododeum with some additional transversal spacious sculpture. Lateral parts of mesonotum laterally with few distinct rugae, including a straight metanotal tubercule ruga, ventral parts smooth and shining. Coxae and femorae bicolored with the apical parts of coxae and basal parts of femorae distinctly paler. The coloration is variable from castaneous   to yellowish brown.

Material examined: Holotype worker, Indonesia, Sumatra, Aceh, G. Leuser NP., Ketambe research station, 500 m, 23.-30.xi. 1989 (D. Agosti, D.H. Burckhardt & I. Löbl), lowland dipterocarp rainforest, sifting of vegetational debris, MBBJ, as long term loan in MHNG   .

Paratypes: 15 workers, 6 females same series as holotype; BMNH, DAAC, MBBJ, MCZC, MHNG   .

Additional material examined: 3 females, 1 worker, Indonesia, W-Sumatra, Panti, 250 m, 19.xi. 1989 (D. Agosti, D.H. Burckhardt, I. Löbl), swamp forest, sifting of vegetational debris   ; 3 females, 4 workers, Indonesia, W-Sumatra, Palopo Nature Reserve, N of Bukittingi, 900 m, 18.- 20.1989 (D. Agosti. D.H. Burckhardt & I. Löbl), secondary forest on steep slope, sifting of vegetational debris   ; 1 worker, 1 female, Indonesia, W-Sumatra, Padangpanjan, 600 m, 17.xi.1989 (D. Agosti, D.H. Burckhardt and I. Löbl), sifting of rotten bamboo. BMNH, DAAC, MBBJ, MCZC, MHNG   .


Indonesia, Bogor, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense


Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle


United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]




USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology