Metapone enigmatica

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Metapone enigmatica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Metapone
Species: M. enigmatica
Binomial name
Metapone enigmatica
Taylor & Alpert, 2016

Taylor, Alpert 2016 Metapone-29 91.jpg

Taylor, Alpert 2016 Metapone-29 94.jpg

Known from the holotype queen.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

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

  • enigmatica. Metapone enigmatica Taylor & Alpert, 2016: 529, figs. 91-95 (q.) PAPUA NEW GUINEA.

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



TL ca.: 8.8; HL: 1.73; HW (across eyes): 1.48; CI: 85; CpL: 0.68; CpI: 39; MSL: 3.00; PetL: 0.77; PetW: 0.98; PetH: 1.14; PpetL: 0.61; PpetW: 0.98; PpetH: 0.90; GW: 1.54.

General and diagnostic features, sculpturation, pilosity and colour as illustrated and in the key.

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