Vombisidris dryas

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Vombisidris dryas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Vombisidris
Species: V. dryas
Binomial name
Vombisidris dryas
Bolton, 1991

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Specimen Labels

The type was collected from the trunk of a tree.


A member of the dryas group

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



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.

Type Material

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).