Discothyrea soesilae

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Discothyrea soesilae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Discothyrea
Species: D. soesilae
Binomial name
Discothyrea soesilae
Makhan, 2007

Nothing is known about the biology of Discothyrea soesilae. It known only from the holotype.

Identification

Makhan (2007) - Discothyrea soesilae is very similar to Discothyrea horni from Panama. The mandible of Discothyrea horni has a dense covering of moderately long thick hairs, while the mandible of Discothyrea soesilae has about 30 long fine hairs. The distance between the antennae is wide in D. horni but narrow in D. soesilae

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Suriname (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • soesilae. Discothyrea soesilae Makhan, 2007b: 1, figs. 1-3 (w.) SURINAM.

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

Description

Worker

Length 1.20 mm. Colour brown, smooth and shiny. Total head length 0.50 mm, width 0.42 mm, with short erect hair, mandible length 0.10 mm, inner teeth absent, and with about 30 fine long hairs on de dorsal side. Antennae brown, scape with fine hairs, club length 0.21 mm, width 0.15 mm. Mesosoma 0.50 mm, width 0.30 mm, with short erect hairs. Petiole width 0.10 mm, with short erect hairs. Gaster 0.55 mm, width 0.42 mm, with short erect hair. Legs are brown

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Suriname, Kasikasima, 27.3.1996, coll. D. Makhan

Collected from Mount Kasikasima. The Holotype specimen is deposited in the collection of the University of Suriname, Department of Entomology, Paramaribo, Suriname.

Etymology

This species is named after my wife Soesila Makhan.

References

Makhan, D. 2007. Discothyrea soesilae sp. nov. from Suriname (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Calodema Suppl. No. 27: 1-3. PDF