Gaoligongidris planodorsa, a New Genus and Species of the Ant Subfamily Myrmicinae from China with a Key to the Genera of Stenammini of the World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


  • Zheng-Hui Xu Southwest Forestry University



Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae, Gaoligongidris, New genus, China.


A new genus and species of the ant subfamily Myrmicinae collected from the Gaoligong Mountain Nature Reserve of the Hengduan Mountains, southwestern China, is described. The new genus, Gaoligongidris gen. nov., is close to Lasiomyrma Terayama & Yamane, but with anterior clypeal margin not angled, metanotal groove deeply impressed, propodeal spiracles large, propodeal spines long and slender, and petiolar peduncle longer than the node. The new genus is distributed in the Oriental region and belongs to the tribe Stenammini of Myrmicinae. A key to the known genera of Stenammini of the world based on worker and queen castes is provided.


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How to Cite

Xu, Z.-H. (2014). Gaoligongidris planodorsa, a New Genus and Species of the Ant Subfamily Myrmicinae from China with a Key to the Genera of Stenammini of the World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 59(2), 331–342.