Myrmicaria vidua

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 141

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Myrmicaria vidua


2. Myrmicaria vidua  HNS  .

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. brunnea  HNS  in the coarser sculpture of the thorax; the nodes of the abdomen are much broader, and are also roughened and very pubescent,