Vombisidris harpeza

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Vombisidris harpeza
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Vombisidris
Species: V. harpeza
Binomial name
Vombisidris harpeza
Bolton, 1991

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Specimen Labels

The single (type) worker was hand-collected, walking on the bark of a large forest tree.


A member of the australis group

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • harpeza. Vombisidris harpeza Bolton, 1991: 7, fig. 5 (w.) BORNEO.

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



Holotype. TL 3.5, HL 0.80, HW 0.75, CI 94, SL 0.52, SI 69, PW 0.56, AL 1.00. Maximum diameter of eye 0.20 (0.27 x HW) and with 9 ommatidia in the longest row. Cephalic dorsum finely reticulate-rugulose everywhere. Subocular groove complete. Sides of head behind eyes approximately parallel. Alitrunk reticulate-rugulose, sides of mesonotum broadly angular in dorsal view. Metanotal groove almost obliterated, visible in dorsal view as a shallow but quite broad impression, only vestigially impressed in profile. Petiole and postpetiole reticulate-rugulose. Petiole spiracle close to articulation with alitrunk. Very short basigastral costulae present. First gastral tergite with vestigial traces of faint superficial reticular patterning. Hairs on all dorsal surfaces short stout and truncated apically. Colour uniformly yellow.

Type Material

Holotype worker, East Malaysia: Sarawak, 4th Division, G. Mulu NP, RGS Expd., Long Pala, 20.ix.1977, lowland rainforest on tree trunk (B. Bolton) (The Natural History Museum).