Philidris jiugongshanensis

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Philidris jiugongshanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Philidris
Species: P. jiugongshanensis
Binomial name
Philidris jiugongshanensis
Wang, W. & Wu, W.-L., 2007

Identification

Wang and Wu (2007) - This new species is allied to Philidris notiala, but differs from the latter in the following characters: antennal scapes long, about 1/3 of their length extending beyond the occpital border of head, anterior border of clypeus distinctly concave, body lacking shining, head, alitrunk and petiolar node without erect hairs.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • jiugongshanensis. Philidris jiugongshanensis Wang, W. & Wu, 2007: 721, figs. 1, 2 (w.) CHINA.

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

Description

Type Material

Holotype worker, 950 m, Jiugongshan Forest Park (2913°N, 11418°E), Tongshan County, Hubei Province, 12 Aug. 2005, WANG Wei leg. Paratype 5 workers, collected from the same nest of the holotype.

Etymology

The special name refers to the type of locality.

References

  • Wang, W. & Wu, W.-L. 2007. Two new species of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) from Hubei Province, China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 32, 721-723.