Nothing is known about the biology of Recurvidris glabriceps.
Zhou (2001) - Resembles Recurvidris pickburni, but differs from the latter in the following characters: 1) head smooth and shining, not reticulate; 2) Petiole with a long anteroventral process; and 3) propodeal spines stout. The shape of the mandiblar teeth of the two species above can distinguish from all the known species in the Oriental and Indo-Australian regions.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- glabriceps. Recurvidris glabriceps Zhou, 2000: 301, figs. 1-3 (w.) CHINA. Also described as new by Zhou, 2001b: 111.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype: TL 2.4, HL 0.53, HW 0.46, CI 86, SL 0.43, SI 93, PW 0.27, AL 0.72.
Apical margin of mandible with 4 teeth. Basal (fourth ) tooth larger than tooth 3, acutely pointed; basal margin of mandible unarmed. Occipital corner rounded, the two sides and the occipital border of head form a single arc in full face view. Dorsum of head smooth and shining. Disc of pronotum smooth and shining, mesopleuron reticulate in most part, propodeal dorsum with only faint superficial sculpture. Recurved propodeal spines stout, with an indistinct infradental lamella. Petiole with a long acute anteroventral process. Propodeal dorsum with a pair of short decumbent hairs which far in front of spiracle. Color yellow.
Paratypes: TL 2.3~2.6, HL 0.51~0.53, HW 0.43~0.46, CI 84~86, SL 0.42~0.43, SI 91~97, PW 0.27~0.28, AL 0.67~0.75 (4 measured).
Holotype worker, Da Yao Shan Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 25.IX.1998, John R. Fellowes leg. Para types: 3 workers, data as holotype; 3 workers, Da Ping Shan Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 22.IX.1998; 1 worker, Xi Da Ming Shan Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 7.X.1998; 3 workers, Wang Xia of Bainan, 5.IV.1998. All the type specimens were collected by John R. Fellowes.
- Zhou, S. 2000. A taxonomic study of the ant genus Recuruidris [sic] Bolton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from China, with description of a new species. Entomotaxonomia 22: 301-303 (page 301, figs. 1-3 worker described)
- Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp. (page 111, also described as new)