Taxonomic Studies on the Genus Myrmoteras Forel (Hymenoptera:Formicidae), with Description of Two New Species from India

  • Himender BHARTI
  • Shahid Ali AKBAR
Keywords: Ants, new species, Formicidae, Myrmoteras, key, taxonomy, male, Kerala, India

Abstract

The Indian species of the genus Myrmoteras Forel are studied taxonomically. A total of 5 species are recognized from India, including 2 species described as new. These are: M. agostii sp. n., M. brachygnathum Moffett, 1985, M. indicum Moffett, 1985, M. moffetti sp.n. and M. scabrum Moffett, 1985. Male of M. brachygnathum is here described for the very first time. A revised key to the Indian species is also provided.

Published
2014-08-04
How to Cite
BHARTI, H., & AKBAR, S. (2014). Taxonomic Studies on the Genus Myrmoteras Forel (Hymenoptera:Formicidae), with Description of Two New Species from India. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 16(2), 71-80. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/658
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society