Myrmoteras tonboli, 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: 427

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Myrmoteras tonboli

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tonboli   new species

(Figs 8, 13, 14)

Holotype worker. TL 1.66, HL 1.00, HW 1.00, Cl 100, SL 1.20, SI 120, EL 0.62, El 62, ML 1.64, MI 164. PF 5/3. Head, pronotum and propodeum only with sculpture between the frontal carinae. Frontal sulcus, and sulcus posterior the clypeus and medially of the eyes distinct and narrow. Mesonotum laterally with a longitudinal fold and dorsally few smooth transversal rugae. Few erect hairs on the dorsum of the alitrunk, anteriorely of the dorsum of the mesonotum a pair of hairs and two hairs on the mesonotal spiracles.

As arcoelinae   but with the alitrunk shining and stouter, and fewer hairs on the alitrunk.

Material examined: Holotype worker, E-. Malaysia, Sabah, G. Kinabalu, 1500-1600 m, 24.iv.1987 (D.H. Burckhardt & I. Löbl), leaf litter, MHNG   .


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