The Japanese species of the genus Tmesiphorus are revised: three known species are redescribed and two new species are described. They are: Tmesiphorus costatus Weise, T. crassicornis Sharp, T. princeps Sharp, T. kinomurai sp. nov., and T. okinawensis sp. nov. A key to species is provided. Four species, T. crassicornis, T. princeps, T. kinomurai sp. nov. and T. okinawensis sp. nov., are recognized as obligate myrmecophiles.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Animal Science and Zoology