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Species: Discothyrea soesilae   Makhan, 2007 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Discothyrea soesilae Makhan, 2007B PDF: 1, figs. 1-3 (w.) SURINAM. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Suriname
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Makhan, D., 2007, Discothyrea soesilae sp. nov. from Suriname (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Calodema Supplementary Paper 27, pp. 1-3

Discothyrea soesilaeHNS sp. nov. (Figs. 1-3)

Holotype: worker, Suriname, Kasikasima, 27.3.1996, coll. D. Makhan (only the holotype).

Description (holotype worker): Length 1.20 mm. Colour brown, smooth and shiny. Total head length 0.50 mm, width 0.42 mm, with short erect hair, mandible length 0.10 mm, inner teeth absent, and with about 30 fine long hairs on de dorsal side. Antennae brown, scape with fine hairs, club length 0.21 mm, width 0.15 mm. Mesosoma 0.50 mm, width 0.30 mm, with short erect hairs. Petiole width 0.10 mm, with short erect hairs. Gaster 0.55 mm, width 0.42 mm, with short erect hair. Legs are brown.

Etymology: This species is named after my wife Soesila Makhan.

Comments: Discothyrea soesilaeHNS sp. nov. is very similar to Discothyrea horni MenozziHNS, (1927) from Panama. The mandible of Discothyrea horni MenozziHNS has a dense covering of moderately long thick hairs, while the mandible of Discothyrea soesilaeHNS sp. nov. has about 30 long fine hairs. The distance between the antennae is wide in D. horniHNS but narrow in D. soesilaeHNS sp. nov.

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