Subterranean species of the ant genus Crematogaster in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Article first published online: 26 SEP 2010
© 2010 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 345–350, September 2010
How to Cite
HOSOISHI, S., YAMANE, S. and OGATA, K. (2010), Subterranean species of the ant genus Crematogaster in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomological Science, 13: 345–350. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2010.00390.x
- Issue published online: 26 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 26 SEP 2010
- Received 09 September 2009; accepted 07 March 2010.
- new species;
Three Crematogaster ant species, C. (Orthocrema) javanica Menozzi, C. (O.) myops Forel and C. (O.) masukoi sp. nov., share reduced compound eyes which characterizes them among Asian species of the subgenus Orthocrema. The new species is described based on material from Borneo. It can be distinguished from C. javanica and C. myops by its smooth surface of clypeus and acutely produced subpetiolar process. Reduced compound eyes and yellowish body suggest that these three species are subterranean.