Lin & Wu, W.-J., 1996
Nothing is known about the biology of Strumigenys trada.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- trada. Strumigenys trada Lin & Wu, 1996: 150, figs. 35-37 (w.) TAIWAN. See also: Bolton, 2000: 815.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (2000) - TL 2.6, HL 0.63, HW 0.42, CI 67, ML 0.33, MI 52, SL 0.42, SI 100, PW 0.25, AL 0.64. Characters of smythiesii-complex. Apicoscrobal hair flagellate; margin anterior to this with stoutly spatulate curved hairs. Leading edge of scape with spatulate curved hairs. Cephalic dorsum with short, narrowly spatulate ground-pilosity that is inclined anteriorly; occipital margin with a transverse row of 4-6 poorly defined specialised hairs that are not spatulate and are only slightly longer and slightly more elevated than the ground-pilosity. Eye with 6 ommatidia in total. Pronotal humeral hair flagellate and very long. Promesonotal dorsum superficially punctate; propodeal dorsum smooth. Pronotal dorsum with a pair of sub flagellate erect hairs; mesonotum with a similar pair of hairs anteriorly, and posteriorly with two pairs of shorter erect fine simple hairs. Hind femur dorsally, laterally and ventrally with numerous erect simple hairs; hind tibia probably also with similar pilosity at least on dorsal (outer) surface, but not apparent in holotype, which may be abraded. Propodeal tooth vestigial, represented only by a ghostly vestige at top of lamella. Lateral spongiform lobe of petiole in profile extends across about posterior half of side of node. Disc of postpetiole smooth. A pair of (may originally have been a row of 4) long sub flagellate standing hairs near base of first gastral tergite; remaining hairs much shorter, simple and fine, acute apically. Basigastral costulae restricted to limbus, not present on tergite proper.
Bolton (2000) - Holotype worker, TAIWAN: Taipei Hsien, Wulai, 2.x.1992 (C. -C. Lin) (National Taiwan University) [examined].
Named from the Latin "trade", which means change.
- Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028.
- Lin, C.-C.; Wu, W.-J. 1996. Revision of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Taiwan. Chin. J. Entomol. 16: 137-152 (page 150, figs. 35-37 worker described)