Nothing is known about the biology of Discothyrea soesilae. It known only from the holotype.
Makhan (2007) - Discothyrea soesilae is very similar to Discothyrea horni from Panama. The mandible of Discothyrea horni has a dense covering of moderately long thick hairs, while the mandible of Discothyrea soesilae has about 30 long fine hairs. The distance between the antennae is wide in D. horni but narrow in D. soesilae
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
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Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- soesilae. Discothyrea soesilae Makhan, 2007b: 1, figs. 1-3 (w.) SURINAM.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
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
Holotype: worker, Suriname, Kasikasima, 27.3.1996, coll. D. Makhan
Collected from Mount Kasikasima. The Holotype specimen is deposited in the collection of the University of Suriname, Department of Entomology, Paramaribo, Suriname.
This species is named after my wife Soesila Makhan.