Pseudolasius similus

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Pseudolasius similus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Pseudolasius
Species: P. similus
Binomial name
Pseudolasius similus
Zhou, 2001

Nothing is known about the biology of Pseudolasius similus.

Identification

Zhou (2001) - Resembles Pseudolasius cibdelus, but differs from the latter in clypeus with blunt tooth laterally; declivity of propodeum 1.6 X as long as basal face; occipital border of head slightly concave, not convex.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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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.

  • similus. Pseudolasius similus Zhou, 2001b: 186, 243, figs. 373-375 (s.w.) CHINA.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype major: TL 5.7, HL 1.70, HW 1.76, CI 103, SL 0.97, SI 55, PW 0.97, AL 1.78, ED 0.21.

Head broader than long, occipital border angularly deeply concave, median groove distinct. Masticatory margin of mandible with 5 teeth, 4th and basal teeth combined at base. Median part of anterior clypeal border straight, each side with one blunt tooth. Antennal scapes reaching 3/4 of the length from their insertion to occipital corners. Eyes small, flat, situated before midlength of the sides of head. Pronotum convex, promesonotal suture impressed; mesopropodeal suture deeply impressed; basal face of propodeum short, declivity 1. 6 X as long as the basal face. Petiolar node cuneiform, slightly concave in the middle of upper border. Gaster slightly longer than head.

Mandibles smooth and shining. Head, ali trunk, petiolar node and gaster densely finely punctate.

Erect hairs golden yellow, abundant. Pubescence greyish white, abundant.

Color yellow. Vertex, dorsum of alitrunk and gaster slightly contaminate brown.

Paratypes 2 major: TL 5.2~5.8, HL 1.79~1.82, HW 1.82~1.93, CI 101~106, SL 1.00~1.06, SI 53~55, PW 0.97~1.07, AL 1.76~1. 82, ED 0.22~0.25.

Paratypes 10 median and minor: TL 3.0~4. 9, HL 0.78~1.25, HW 0.73~1.21, CI 94~97, SL 0.70~0.94, SI 77~93, PW 0.48~0.72, AL 0.96~1.41, ED 0.10~0.13. Head longer than broad, with slightly concave occipital border, mandibular teeth acute, anterior clypeal border convex, antennal scapes extending beyond occipital corners, median groove of vertex indistinct. Other characters as in major worker.

Type Material

Holotype major worker, Huashuichong Natural Reserve, Hezhou City, Guangxi, 2.IX.1998, Shanyi Zhou leg. Paratype: 2 major workers, 10 median and minor workers, data as holotype.

References

  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp. (page 186, 243, figs. 373-375 soldier, worker described)