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Genus: Vombisidris   Bolton, 1991 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 18 valid species

Vombisidris Bolton, 1991 PDF: 1. Type-species: Vombisidris philax, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Vombisidris references
Taylor & Brown, 1985: 65 (Australia catalogue (as Leptothorax)); Taylor, 1989b PDF: 605 (Australia species key (as Leptothorax)); Bolton, 1991 PDF: 2 (all species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 423 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 172 (Australia synopsis); General, 2020 10.5281/zenodo.4026486 PDF: 33 (key to Philippine species).

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// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61

Vombisidris BoltonHNS, 1991

Taxonomy. The genus VombisidrisHNS is assigned to the RomblonellaHNS genus group of the tribe FormicoxeniniHNS (Bolton 2003). The worker of the single Vietnamese species has the following features.

Worker monomorphic; head in full-face view subrectangular, with round posterolateral corners; frontal carina and antennal scrobe absent; median portion of clypeus roundly convex anteriad; median clypeal seta absent; posterior portion of clypeus broadly inserted between frontal lobes; mandible triangular; masticatory margin with 5 teeth; large apical tooth followed by two smaller teeth, then a long diastema (or very finely serrate margin) and two small basal teeth; antenna 12-segmented, with strongly defined 3-segmented club; eye well developed; sides of head below eye with a strong, sinuate, subocular groove; mesosoma in lateral view elongate and low; promesonotum not convex dorsad; promesonotal suture and metanotal groove absent dorsally; propodeal spine developed well; propodeal lobe roundly expanded; petiole pedunculate, with relatively low node, with a subpetiolar process on anteroventral face of peduncle; gastral shoulder weakly present; sting well developed and simple.

The worker of VombisidrisHNS is somewhat similar to that of TemnothoraxHNS, but in the latter the side of head below the eye lacks a subocular groove.

Vietnamese species. Only one species has been found from Vietnam: sp. eg-1 (Cuc Phuong).

Bionomics. A single colony was found inside a shoot of Saraca dives Pierre (Leguminosae) (Eguchi & Bui, 2007).

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