Recurvidris glabriceps

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Recurvidris glabriceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Recurvidris
Species: R. glabriceps
Binomial name
Recurvidris glabriceps
Zhou, 2000

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.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • 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).

Type Material

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)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Eguchi K.; Bui T. V.; Yamane S. 2011. Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), part I — Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmecinae. Zootaxa 2878: 1-61.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Skarbek C. J., M. Noack, H. Bruelheide, W. Hardtle, G. von Oheimb, T. Scholten, S. Seitz, M. Staab. 2019. A tale of scale: plot but not neighbourhood tree diversity increases leaf litter ant diversity. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13115
  • Zhang Xiang, and Hou You-Ming. 2009. Five new record genus and thirty one new records species of ants (Hymenoptera; Formicidae) in Fujian Province. Journal of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University 38(5): 479-484.