Asian Myrmecology, Volume 7, pages 11-18, published August 2015
Review of the Crematogaster popohana-group with the description of a new species from the Indochinese Peninsula (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
SHINGO HOSOISHI* & KAZUO OGATA
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, 6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan
© S. Hosoishi & K. Ogata
Abstract: The Crematogaster popohana-group is reviewed and two species and one subspecies, including one new species, C. fumikoae sp. nov. are recognized. The C. popohana-group is distinguished from other Asian Crematogaster- species by the slender petiole with weakly convex sides. A key to the species based on the worker caste is also provided. Morphological features of the unique slender petiole are discussed.
Keywords: Crematogaster popohana, taxonomy, new species, petiole, South-east Asia.