Asian Myrmecology: Archive - Volume 12

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DOI: 10.20362/am.015007
Asian Myrmecology 15: 015007 (1-10)
article first published online: 27/July/2022

Ants of the genus Gauromyrmex Menozzi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with description of a new species from China

DEFU CHEN1,2 & ZHILIN CHEN1,2*


Abstract:
The taxonomy of the myrmicine genus Gauromyrmex Menozzi, 1933 is revised based on the worker caste. Three species are recognized, namely G. acanthinus, G. bengkalisi, and G. orbihumerus sp. nov. The new species can be diagnosed by the following characters of workers: humeralcorners of pronotum rounded; lateral portion of head longitudinally striate, promesonotal dorsum feebly longitudinally striate, propodeal dorsum weakly punctulate. A key to the global fauna of Gauromyrmexis provided based on the worker caste.

Keywords:
Crematogasterini, Indomalayan, Myrmicinae, Palearctic, key, taxonomy

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1Key Laboratory of Ecology of Rare and Endangered Species and Environmental Protection (Guangxi Normal University), Ministry of Education, Guilin, 541006, China

2Guangxi Key Laboratory of Rare and Endangered Animal Ecology, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, 541006, China

*Corresponding author: chenzhilin35@163.com


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