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General, D.E.M.

Year: 2015


Aretidris, a new genus of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from the mountains of Luzon Island, Philippines

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 21

Pages: 131-136

Type of contribution: Original Article

Supplementary material: No


A new genus of myrmicine ants, with two new species, is described from the Philippines. Aretidris gen.n. comprises ground-foraging ants apparently restricted to elevations above 900 meters a.s.l. on Luzon Island. Two new species, Aretidris buenaventei sp.n. and Aretidris clousei sp.n., are described. An identification key and a brief discussion are provided.

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Key words:

Aretidris buenaventei, Aretidris clousei, new genus, new species, ants, Formicidae, Philippines, identification key.

Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

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