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Species: Myrmicaria vidua   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmicaria vidua Smith, 1858a PDF: 141 (m.) INDONESIA (Java). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype male. Type-locality: Indonesia: Java (no collector’s name) (“Coll. East India House”). Type-depository: unknown. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, Indonesia, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

2. Myrmicaria viduaHNS.

Male. Length 6 lines.-Brown-black, pubescent: antennae reaching to the apex of the first node of the peduncle; mouth reddish-brown. Head rugose; the thorax longitudinally rugose on the disk; wings hyaline at the base, tinged with brown towards their apex; the nodes of the abdomen finely roughened, with a longitudinal narrow smooth line; the abdomen heartshaped, smooth and shining, the head and thorax opake.

Hab. Java. (Coll. East India House.)

This species differs from M. brunneaHNS in the coarser sculpture of the thorax; the nodes of the abdomen are much broader, and are also roughened and very pubescent,

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmicaria vidua: casent0900499

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