Asian Myrmecology, Volume 1, pages 19-30, published August 2007
On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
of the Philippine Islands: II. The genus Forelophilus KUTTER,
HERBERT ZETTEL* & DOMINIQUE ZIMMERMANN
Natural History Museum, International Research Institute of Entomology, Burgring 7, A-1010 Vienna, Austria,
© 2007 H. Zettel & D. Zimmermann
Abstract: Two new ant species from the Philippines, Forelophilus
stefanschoedli sp. nov. and Forelophilus philippinensis
sp. nov., are described, illustrated and compared with the
type species, Forelophilus overbecki Kutter, 1931
from Java, Indonesia, hitherto the only species described
in the genus. Forelophilus stefanschoedli sp. nov.
is known from minor and major workers. The latter morph was
previously unknown in Forelophilus Kutter, 1931 and
allows a better comparison of Forelophilus, Camponotus
Mayr, 1861, and Overbeckia Viehmeyer, 1916. A minor
worker of F. overbecki is designated as lectotype.
Records of F. stefanschoedli sp. nov. are from the
islands of Luzon, Leyte, and Mindanao, those of F. philippinensis
sp. nov. from Luzon, Bayagnan, and Mindanao.
Keywords: ants, Formicidae, Forelophilus, Camponotus, Philippines, new species, first record, minor worker, major worker, lectotype designation