Taylor & Alpert, 2016
Known only from the holotype alate gyne.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
Taylor and Alpert (2016) - The clypeal conformation, with its “moustache” of bristles is unique among known Metapone species.
Keys including this Species
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- balinensis. Metapone balinensis Taylor & Alpert, 2016: 523, figs. 56-61 (q.) INDONESIA (Bali I.).
- Type-material: holotype queen.
- Type-locality: Indonesia: W Bali, 31.v.1998 (I.K.T. Ginarsa).
- Type-depository: MZBJ.
- Status as species: Wang, W.Y., et al. 2019: 140 (in key).
- Distribution: Indonesia (Bali).
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
TL 8.2; HL 1.68; HW (across eyes) 1.21; CI 72; MSL 2.64; PW 0.96; PetW 0.52; PetH 1.0600; PpetW 0.81.
Gyne diagnosis. General and diagnostic features as illustrated and reviewed in the key to Asian species above. Clypeus extended as a short rostrate process, narrowing slightly anteriorly; anterior border convex with subdentate anterolateral angles and an associated parallel groove beneath its leading edge bearing six anteriorly directed bristle-like setae. Posterior sections of lateral margins of clypeus (those in cranial conjunction) sub-parallel, somewhat vestigially incised. Profile of subpetiolar edge sinuate, markedly concave anteriorly, the posterior outline inflated ventrally to form a semicircular protrusion. Subpetiolar extension a small subopaque tabulate process, higher than wide and posteriorly inclined. Sculpturation essentially as described below for M. wallaceana. Dimensions:
Indonesia: western Bali [08°S, 115°E]. The specimen label reads “W. Bali” without further locality data.
- 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]
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Taylor R. W., and G. D. Alpert. 2016. The myrmicine ant genus Metapone Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a global taxonomic review with descriptions of twelve new species. Zootaxa 4105(6): 501-545.