Asian Myrmecology: Archive - Volume 12

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DOI: 10.20362/am.015005
Asian Myrmecology 15: 015005 (1-8)
article first published online: 4/April/2022

A new species of the rare ant genus, Leptanilla Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Eastern Himalaya, India

SHEELA SAROJ1*, ARNAB MANDI1 & ANIL KUMAR DUBEY2


Abstract:
Leptanilla ujjalai sp. nov. is described and illustrated from the Neora valley National Park, Eastern Himalaya, India. The new species differs from the Indian congeners in having four teeth on mandibles and an extended flange on anterior clypeal margin, and from others in flagellomers and petiolar characters. Images of holotype and SEM microphotographs of a paratype are provided. An identification key to workers of the Oriental and Sino-Japanese Leptanilla species is provided.

Keywords:
Leptanillinae, Himalaya, new species, India, Neora valley National Park

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1Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 700 053.

2Zoological Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, India 744102.

*Corresponding author: sheelazsi@gmail.com


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