Description of a new species of the genus Anochetus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Orchid Island, Taiwan

Chi Man Leong, Wei Huang Tsai, Mamoru Terayama, Shiuh Feng Shiao, Chung Chi Lin

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A trap-jaw ant Anochetus lanyuensis sp. nov., belonging to the graeffei species group Brown, 1978, is described on the basis of worker and gyne castes from Orchid Island (Lanyu), Taiwan. A. lanyuensis sp. nov. is easily distinguishable from the other species in the graeffei species group by the large size of its eye, longitudinal striae on the pronotal disc, and concave dorsal margin of the petiolar node in the frontal view.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-129
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar


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  • Insect Science

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