Cardiocondyla insutura

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Cardiocondyla insutura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Cardiocondyla
Species: C. insutura
Binomial name
Cardiocondyla insutura
Zhou, 2001

Nothing is known about the biology of Cardiocondyla insutura.

Identification

Zhou (2001) - Resembles Cardiocondyla nuda but differs from the latter in antennal scapes not reaching the occipital corner, CI 90; mesopropodeal suture vanished, only visible in clearly in the sides. Except the characters mentioned above, the new species distinguished from Cardiocondyla monardi by it with propodeal spines.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • insutura. Cardiocondyla insutura Zhou, 2001b: 85, 233, figs. 137, 138 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: TL 1.6, HL 0.43, HW 0.30, Cl 69, SL 0.27, SI 90, PW 0.22, AL 0.46, ED 0.09.

Paratype: TL 1.9, HL 0.46, HW 0.32, CI 70, SL 0.29, SI 90, PW 0.23, AL 0.47, ED 0.10.

Head longer than broad, with substraight sides and occipital border. Mandible with 5 teeth. Antennal scape not reaching the occipital corner. Eye large, longest row with 9 ommatidia. Dorsum of alitrunk flat, mesopropodeal suture vanished, visible in clearly only in sides; propodeal spine triangular, shorter than the distance between two spines. Petiolar node circular, as long as broad in dorsal view; postpetiole dorsoventrally flattened , broader than long in dorsal view. Gaster oval.

Mandibles with fine longitudinal striations; head, alitrunk, petiole and postpetiole with dense punctures; gaster smooth and shining. Erect hairs sparse, present on anterior head and apical gaster. Pubescence abundant.

Color yellowish brown. Dorsum of head darker, gaster brown.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Guigang City, Guangxi, 11.X.1995, Shanyi Zhou leg. Paratype 1 worker, data as holotype.

References

  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp. (page 85, 233, figs. 137, 138 worker described)