Taxonomic notes on Ponera guangxiensis Zhou, 2001 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae), with a new distribution record from Vietnam and the first description of queen, male, and larva

Chi Man Leong, Chung Chi Lin, Shiuh Feng Shiao, Dai Dac Nguyen, Katsuyuki Eguchi

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Ponera guangxiensis Zhou, 2001 was originally described from Guangxi Province, China, based on workers only. Since then, no further information on this species became available. Recently, we successfully retrieved a complete colony series of P. guangxiensis in the northernmost part of Vietnam, close to Guangxi Province. We herein redescribe the worker of P. guangxiensis and describe the queen, male, pupa, and larvae for the first time. Furthermore, the utility of using male genitalia morphology for discriminating Ponera species is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-215
Number of pages15
JournalRevue Suisse de Zoologie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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