Nothing is known about the biology of Discothyrea yueshen.
Terayama (2009) - It is easily separated from Discothyrea sauteri described by Forel in 1912 from Pilam (=Taitung Pref.) by the 9-segmented antenna (8-segmented in sauteri). Rather it is resembling Discothyrea kamiteta from Okinawa island, the Ryukyus, Japan. However it is separated from the latter by the small eyes, short frontal lobe, weakly punctuated 1st gastral tergum, and a little smaller body.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- yueshen. Discothyrea yueshen Terayama, 2009: 98, figs. 20, 21 (w.) TAIWAN.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Head oval, slightly wider than long, with convex posterior margin in full face view; frons and vertex densely punctate. Anterior margin of clypeus convex. Antenna 9-segmented; terminal segment large, 1.7 times as long as wide; SI = 56. Frontal lobe wide, as long as wide, with truncate posterior margin. Eye small, consisting of several facets, and weakly produced.
Alitrunk robust and short, 1.7 times as long as high in profile; surface densely punctate. Propodeum with dull teeth posterodorsally. Petiole high and thin, with convex anterior margin and straight posterior margin. Subpetiolar process with convex ventral margin. First gastral tergum with shallow weak punctures.
HL 0.53, HW 0.63, SL 035, WL 0.63, PL 0.13, PH 0.25, DPW 0.25, TL 1.7.
Color. Body reddish brown; legs and terminal segment of antenna yellowish.
Holotype. Worker, Xinzheng, Pingdong Pref., 28. vii-2. viii. 1988. NIAES
The specifice epithet is the Chinese noun Yueshen, which is the name of a Taiwanese goddess.