Prenolepis striata

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Prenolepis striata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Prenolepis
Species: P. striata
Binomial name
Prenolepis striata
Chen & Zhou, 2018

Nothing is known about the biology of Prenolepis striata.

Identification

Chen & Zhou (2018) - This new species is similar to Prenolepis angularis, but differs by the head, mesosoma and petiole finely and densely striate and punctate, dull; striations on constriction of mesosoma coarser; sides of propodeum densely reticulate.

Keys including this Species

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.

  • striata. Prenolepis striata Chen & Zhou, 2018: 64, figs. 19-21 (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. TL 3.7, HL0.87, HW 0.87, CI 100, SL 1.08, SI 124, PW 0.56, AL 1.25, ED 0.26. Paratype. TL 3.6, HL 0.88, HW 0.88, CI 100, SL 1.06, SI 120, PW 0.54, AL 1.21, EL 0.25.

Head as long as broad, sides convex, posterior margin almost straight, posterior corners rounded. Anterior clypeal margin produced in the middle and straight, with a longitudinal carina. Mandible with 6 teeth, the 3rd reduced, the 5th as large as the 4th and the basal tooth. Eyes ovate, convex, moderately large, placed slightly behind the mid length of head. Antennal scapes extending about 2/5 of their length beyond posterior margin of head. Frontal carina short, reaching to anterior margin of eyes. Mesosoma slender, strongly medially constricted; metanotal groove conspicuous; in lateral view pronotum and mesonotum together form a convexity; propodeum with dorsal face straight, elevated backward, declivous face truncate and slightly concave, posterodorsal corner angulate. Petiolar node high, subtriangular, anterior face slightly convex, posterior face straight. Gaster about 1.5 times longer than head.

Mandibles longitudinally striate, clypeus coarsely longitudinally rugose; head, mesosoma and petiole finely and densely striate and punctate, dull; striations on constriction of mesosoma coarser; sides of propodeum densely reticulate. Gaster smooth and shining. Setae soft and long, abundant on head and on gaster, anterior portion of pronotum and mesonotum with short setae. Colored chestnut, gaster black.

Type Material

Holotype worker. Anning County (102°28.44'E, 24°55.23'N, elev. 1942.2m), Yunnan, 5.VIII.2005, coll. S.L. Hu (GXNU). Paratype. 1 worker, same data as holotype (ISLTU).

Etymology

The species is named for its striations on head and on mesosoma.

References