Vombisidris tibeta, a New Myrmicine Ant Species from Tibet, China with a Key to the Known Species of Vombisidris Bolton of the World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


  • Zheng-Hui Xu Southwest Forestry University




Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Vombisidris, new species, key


Seventeen species of the myrmicine ant genus Vombisidris Bolton are recognized in the world. A new species collected from the south slope of Himalaya Mountain, V. tibeta sp. nov., is described. A key to the 17 known species of the genus is provided based on the worker caste. Illustrations are provided for each species.


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How to Cite

Xu, Z.-H. (2014). Vombisidris tibeta, a New Myrmicine Ant Species from Tibet, China with a Key to the Known Species of Vombisidris Bolton of the World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 59(4), 1495–1507. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i4.509