Temnothorax kuixing

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Temnothorax kuixing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. kuixing
Binomial name
Temnothorax kuixing
Terayama, 2009

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Temnothorax kuixing top (www.niaes.affrc.go.jp).jpg

Specimen labels

It is collected in the mountain area at about 2,200-3,000 m in altitude.

Identification

Terayama (2009) - Blackish brown species. Antennal scape long, exceeding posterior margin of head. Propodeal spine long and needle-shaped. Petiole with short peduncle, with concave anterior margin, convex dorsal margin and straight posterodorsal margin in profile.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • kuixing. Temnothorax kuixing Terayama, 2009: 182, fig.241 (w.q.m.) TAIWAN.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype. HL 0.70, HW 0.60, HW-II 0.53, SL 0.53, WL 0.80, PL 0.30, PH 0.23, DPW 0.14, PPL 0.18, PPH 0.20, PPW 0.22, TL 2.6 mm.

Head excluding eyes long, 1.33 times as long as wide, with convex posterior margin in full face view. Scape exceeding posterior margin of head. Eye 0.15 mm in diameter. Promesonotum with very weakly convex dorsum in profile; matanotal groove shallowely incised dorsally. Propodeum with straight dorsal margin; propodeal spine long and needle-shaped. Petiole short, with short peduncle; anterior margin concave, anterodorsal corner forming an angle, dorsal to posterior margin convex; subpetiolar process distinct, bearing anteroventral tooth. Postpetiole higher than long, with convex anterodorsal margin and straight posterodorsal margin.

Color. Head, alitrunk, pedicel blackish brown; gaster black.

Type Material

Holotype. Worker, Songgang (2,200 m asl) , Nantou Pref. 27.viii.1987, M. Terayama leg. Paratypes. 2w, same data as the holotype; If, 1m, 3w, same data as the holotype; 2f, 4w, same data as the holotype; 3w, Hehuanshan (3,000 m asl), Nantou Pref., 10.viii.1982, M. Terayama leg. Holotype in NIAES, paratypes in NIAES, NSMT and TARI.

Etymology

The specific epithet is the Chinese noun Kuixing, which is a Taiwanese god.

References