A Third Species of the Rare Ant Genus Rotastruma (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Cambodia, with Illustrated Generic Diagnoses and Key to Species

Shingo Hosoishi, Seiki Yamane, Heng Sokh

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Abstract

The myrmicine genus Rotastruma is a rarely collected arboreal ant group and only two species, R. recava Bolton and R. stenoceps Bolton, are known from the Oriental Region. A new species, R. epispina sp. nov., is described from Cambodia based on the worker and queen castes. The new species is distinguished from R. recava and R. stenoceps by having the propodeal spine directed upwards and elongated peduncle of the petiole. Herein, we provide an update to the identification key and diagnostic characters for the genus Rotastruma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-233
Number of pages9
JournalMitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Insect Science

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