Vitsika producta

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Myrmisaraka producta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Myrmisaraka
Species: M. producta
Binomial name
Myrmisaraka producta
Bolton & Fisher, 2014

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Identification

One of two species in the genus Myrmisaraka.

Antenna terminates in a distinct club of three segments. Funiculus segment 8 relatively short, 1.00–1.25 × longer than broad; funiculus segment 9 relatively long, 1.70–2.00 × longer than funiculus segment 8. Antennal scape relatively shorter, SI 99–111. In profile, anterior face of petiole node more shallowly inclined with respect to the peduncle . . . . . Myrmisaraka brevis

Antenna terminates in a club of four or five segments. Funiculus segment 8 relatively long, 1.55–1.75 × longer than broad; funiculus segment 9 relatively short, 1.00–1.20 × longer than funiculus segment 8. Antennal scape relatively longer, SI 115–129. In profile, anterior face of petiole node more steeply inclined with respect to the peduncle . . . . . Myrmisaraka producta

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (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.

  • producta. Myrmisaraka producta Bolton & Fisher, 2014: 37, figs. 33-35, Map 133 (w.eq.m.) MADAGASCAR.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2014. The Madagascan endemic myrmicine ants related to Eutetramorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): taxonomy of the genera Eutetramorium Emery, Malagidris nom. n., Myrmisaraka gen. n., Royidris gen. n., and Vitsika gen. n. Zootaxa 3791, 1–99.
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