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Shattuck, S.O.

Year: 2011


Turneria rosschinga sp.n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new dolichoderine ant from Australia

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 15

Pages: 125-128

Type of contribution: Original Article

Supplementary material: No


The Australian species of the dolichoderine ant genus Turneria Forel, 1895 are reviewed. Turneria rosschinga sp.n. is described as new and additional distribution records for T. bidentata Forel, 1895, the only other species of the genus known from Australia, are provided. Turneria rosschinga sp.n. is restricted to cooler regions of south-eastern Australia and is the only member of the genus found in temperate areas. It has been found foraging arboreally and is likely twignesting as are other species of Turneria.

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Key words:

Australia, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Turneria, new species, Turneria rosschinga.

Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500