Smith, M.R., 1947
Nothing is known about the biology of Metapone krombeini.
(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).
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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.
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.
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.
Gyne: New Guinea, Milne Bay [10°S, 150°E].
- Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 258, catalogue)
- Smith, M. R. 1947d. A new species of Metapone Forel from New Guinea (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 49: 75-77 (page 76, queen described)
- Taylor, R. W. and G. D. Alpert, G. D. 2016. The myrmicine ant genus Metapone Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a global taxonomic review with descriptions of twelve new species. Zootaxa. 4105(6):501-545. [2016-04-27] PDF