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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 6, pages 33-41, published June 2014

Two new species of the proceratiine ant genus Discothyrea Roger from Yunnan, China, with a key to the known Oriental species

ZHENGHUI XU1 *, CHRIS J. BURWELL2 & AKIHIRO NAKAMURA2,3

1 Key Laboratory of Forest Disaster Warning and Control in Yunnan Province, College of Forestry, Southwest Forestry University, Kunming, Yunnan Province 650224, China

2 Natural Environments Programme, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane Qld 4101 and Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith University, Nathan Qld 4111, Australia

3 Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan Province 650223, China

DOI: 10.20362/am.006002

© Z. Xu, C. J. Burwell & A. Nakamura

Abstract: Two new species of the proceratiine ant genus Discothyrea Roger, 1863 collected from Yunnan Province in southwestern China are described: D. banna sp. nov. and D. diana sp. nov. A key, based on the worker caste, to the nine known Oriental species of the genus is provided.

Keywords:Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Proceratiinae, Discothyrea, new species, Yunnan Province, Oriental species, key

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