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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 5, Taxonomy

Five new species of Dilobocondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
with a revised key to the known species


Himender Bharti and Rakesh Kumar

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab – 147002, India

Abstract: Five new species of Dilobocondyla are described. Dilobocondyla gasteroreticulatus sp. nov. is reported from India based on worker and female castes. Dilobocondyla eguchii sp. nov. and D. propotriangulatus sp. nov. are reported from Vietnam, D. yamanei sp. nov. from Malaysia and D. gaoyureni from China based on worker caste only. Dilobocondyla fouqueti Santschi is redescribed, with reports of male and female castes. A revised key to the genus is also provided. With the addition of these five new species, the genus is now represented by 15 species and two subspecies globally.

Keywords: Dilobocondyla, new species, revised key, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Guangdong.

Note: For three days in March 2013 we had published a different electronic version that contained mistakes. The current version is corrected and will be soon published in our printed journal.

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