Metapone krombeini

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Metapone krombeini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Metapone
Species: M. krombeini
Binomial name
Metapone krombeini
Smith, M.R., 1947

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Nothing is known about the biology of Metapone krombeini.

Identification

(In gynes & workers) Frons, cheeks, clypeus, promesonotal dorsum and sides of pronotum and petiole distinctly and regularly longitudinally or diagonally finely striate. Clypeal projection relatively a little shorter and narrower than in the alternative. Petiolar node relatively short and narrow. Apex of subpetiolar extension inclined posteriorly, broadly rounded (Micronesia, mainland New Guinea, New Britain, gyne and worker).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • krombeini. Metapone krombeini Smith, M.R. 1947d: 76 (q.) NEW GUINEA.

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

Description

Worker

Taylor and Alpert (2016) - General and diagnostic features as in original description (Smith, 1947) and figures. Similar to gynes from New Guinea and Micronesia of the smaller Metapone truki, with differences itemised in the key to species above.

Queen

Taylor and Alpert (2016) - TL: 3.36, HL: 1.72, HW (across eyes): 1.22, CI: 71, CpL: 0.65, CpI: 38, WL: 2.84, PetL: 0.78, PetW: 0.62, PetH: 0.98, PpetL: 0.64, PpetW: 0.79, PpetH: 0.74, GW: 1.34.

General features as in original description (Smith, 1947) and Figs 71–75. Similar to gynes from New Guinea and Micronesia of the smaller Metapone truki. The two species differ as specified in couplet 5 of the key to Melanesian species above. Colour dark brown, the gaster reddish-brown.

Type Material

Gyne: New Guinea, Milne Bay [10°S, 150°E].

References