Vombisidris lochme

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

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Specimen Labels

The type was collected by pyrethrum fogging of a forest tree.


A member of the dryas group

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • lochme. Vombisidris lochme Bolton, 1991: 7, fig. 9 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi).

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 0.78, HW 0.70, CI 90, SL 0.50, SI 71, PW 0.54, AL 0.98. Maximum diameter of eye 0.19 (0.27 x HW) and with 9-10 ommatidia in the longest row. Cephalic dorsum finely reticulate-rugose. Subocular groove complete. Sides of head divergent behind eyes. Metanotal groove broad in dorsal view, markedly impressed in profile. Alitrunk reticulate-rugose. In dorsal view sides of mesonotum angular, the angles accentuated by a thin cuticular crest on each side. Petiole and postpetiole reticulate-rugose. Spiracle of petiole very close to articulation with alitrunk. Gaster with very short basigastral costulae, the first tergite finely superficially reticulate everywhere. All dorsal surfaces with relatively short blunt pilosity. Colour uniformly yellow.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Indonesia: Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga Bone NP, fog 5, 400 m, The Natural History Museum plot C, ll.ii.1985 (N. Stork) (The Natural History Museum).