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

Authors

  • 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.

Author Biographies

Himender BHARTI

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

Shahid Ali AKBAR

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

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Published

2014-08-04

How to Cite

BHARTI, H., & AKBAR, S. A. (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 https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/658

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society