The type was collected from the trunk of a tree.
A member of the dryas group
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- dryas. Vombisidris dryas Bolton, 1991: 7, fig. 8 (w.) BORNEO.
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Holotype. TL 3.8, HL 0.84, HW 0.72, CI 86, SL 0.58, SI 81, PW 0.56, AL 1.02. Maximum diameter of eye 0.21 (0.29 X HW) and with 9-10 ommatidia in the longest row. Mandibles finely shagreenate. Subocular groove complete. Cephalic dorsum finely reticulate-rugose. Sides of head approximately parallel behind eyes. Metanotal groove very broad in dorsal view, markedly impressed in profile. Alitrunk reticulate-rugose, sides of mesonotum angular in dorsal view. Propodeal spines shallowly curved. Petiole and postpetiole with a fine rugoreticulum. Spiracle of petiole very close to articulation with alitrunk. Gaster unsculptured except for extremely short basigastral costulae. All dorsal surfaces of head and body with stout bluntly pointed pilosity. Colour uniformly yellow.
Holotype worker, East Malaysia: Sarawak, 4th Division, G. Mulu NP, Gn. Mulu trail to camp 3, x.1977, RGS Expd, on tree (D. Hollis) (The Natural History Museum).
- Bolton, B. 1991. New myrmicine genera from the Oriental Region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 16: 1-13 PDF (page 7, fig. 8 worker described)