Lordomyrma nima

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Lordomyrma nima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Lordomyrma
Species: L. nima
Binomial name
Lordomyrma nima
Liu, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2021

Specimens of this species were collected from Medong and Nyingchi Counties, southeastern Tibet, China. Most individuals were found in undisturbed broadleaf forest and coniferous forest, with small inconspicuous colonies encountered under stone or in soil. The colonies were on sunny slope.

Photo Gallery

  • Figs. 8–11. Lordomyrma nima, holotype worker. (8) Head in full-face view; (9) anterior margin of clypeus in full face view; (10) body in profile view; (11) body in dorsal view. Photographs by Zhenghui Xu. (Liu, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2021)
  • Figs. 12–14. Lordomyrma nima, paratype queen. (12) Head in full-face view; (13) body in profile view; (14) body in dorsal view. Photographs by Zhenghui Xu. (Liu, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2021)

Identification

This species is similar to Lordomyrma bhutanensis (Figs. 15-17), but dorsum of promesonotum longitudinally rugose; head dorsum with dense posteriorly divergent rugae; in lateral view petiolar node thick, roughly trapezoidal and narrowed dorsally, with roundly convex dorsum; anterior peduncle of petiole relatively longer, about as long as the node; head length relatively longer, varies between 0.75 mm to 0.93 mm.

  • Figs. 15–17. Lordomyrma bhutanensis, holotype worker. (15) Head in full-face view; (16) body in profile view; (17) body in dorsal view. From AntWeb 2021, CASENT0171178, photographs by Michael Branstetter. (Liu, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2021)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 29.71° to 29.71°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate
  • Source: Liu, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2021

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • nima. Lordomyrma nima Liu, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2021: 6, figs. 8-14 (w.q.) CHINA (Tibet).

Type Material

  • Holotype worker: China, Tibet Autonomous Region, Medog County, Dagmo Town, 62K, 29.7096°N, 95.5823°E, 2620 m, collected from a nest under stone in Alnus nepalensis forest, 13.V.2008, Zheng-Hui Xu leg., No. A08-325 (Southwest Forestry University, Kunming, China).
  • Paratypes: 7 workers and 1 queen, from the same nest of holotype worker and with the same data; 9 workers, China: Tibet Autonomous Region, Medog County, Dagmo Town, 70K, 29.7041°N, 95.5222°E, 2750 m, from a nest in soil in Abies forest, 22.VII.2011, Cheng-Lin Zhang leg., No. A11-4196; 2 workers, with same data as No. A11-4196, but No. A11-4190 and No. A11-4197 respectively; 9 workers, China: Tibet Autonomous Region, Nyingchi County, Pelung Town, Zaqu Village, 29.9292°N, 95.1561°E, 2720 m, from a nest under stone in broadleaf forest, 27.IX.2007, Zheng-Hui Xu leg., No. A07-532 ((Southwest Forestry University, Kunming, China; Guangxi Normal University).

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