First Record of the Genus Myopias (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from India, with Description of New Species

H. Bharti 1  and A. Wachkoo 1
  • 1 Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147002 India

First Record of the Genus Myopias (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from India, with Description of New Species

Myopias shivalikensis Bharti et Wachkoo, sp. n. is described based on a single worker, collected in lower Shivalik range (700 m a. s. l.) of Northwest Himalaya by soil core method. The genus Myopias is recorded for the first time in India. M. shivalikensis is a cryptobiotic species with reduced body size and rudimentary eyes. It is similar to M. nops Willey et Brown, 1983, distinctly differing from all described species of this genus.

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  • Bolton B. Bolton's Catalogue and Synopsis. Available from: http://gap.entclub.org/

  • Willey R. B., Brown W. L. Jr. New species of the ant genus Myopias (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) // Psyche. - 1983. - 90. - 249-285.

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