Anochetus maryatiae, a New Species of Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

K. I Nuril Aida, Idris Abd. Ghani

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Abstract

Anochetus maryatiae, a new species of Formicidae from the subfamily Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini from Ulu Gombak is described and illustrated. This ant genus was last studied in Malaysia by Brown in 1978. Observations were made on morphometric characters which included parameter measurements of total length, head length, head width, mandible length, scape length, antenna length, maximum eye length, otomandibular distance, funicular length segment 1 to 4, pronotum width, propodeum height, petiole length, petiole height, dorsal petiole width, cephalix index and mandibular index. It was followed by a brief diagnosis, description of morphological structure, microsculpture, pilosity and discussion. Although it has resemblance with Anochetus tua, it could be easily distinguished from other species in having reticulate pronotum. This is the only species from Malaysia with such microsculpture on the pronotum. In addition to that, A. maryatie varies with A. tua in having smaller total length, less than 7.5 mm and lighter colour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume40
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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Keywords

  • Anochetus
  • Ants
  • Formicidae
  • Malaysia
  • Ponerinae
  • Ponerini

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Aida, K. I. N., & Abd. Ghani, I. (2011). Anochetus maryatiae, a New Species of Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sains Malaysiana, 40(4), 301-304.

Anochetus maryatiae, a New Species of Ponerinae (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). / Aida, K. I Nuril; Abd. Ghani, Idris.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 40, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 301-304.

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Aida, KIN & Abd. Ghani, I 2011, 'Anochetus maryatiae, a New Species of Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)', Sains Malaysiana, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 301-304.
Aida, K. I Nuril ; Abd. Ghani, Idris. / Anochetus maryatiae, a New Species of Ponerinae (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). In: Sains Malaysiana. 2011 ; Vol. 40, No. 4. pp. 301-304.
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