Jaitrong W., Wiwatwitaya D., Yamane Sk.

First record of the ant genus Syscia Roger, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Thailand, with descriptions of two new species

Number: 411, Pages: 1 - 9

Members of the genus Syscia Roger, 1861 are rare ants of the subfamily Dorylinae. Currently, five valid species are known in the genus, but none have been recorded for Thailand. Here we record this genus for the first time from Thailand, and describe two new species, Syscia chaladthanyakiji sp. n. and Syscia reticularis sp. n., based on the worker caste. Both species were collected from rotting wood in the forest.

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