A new species of Epopostruma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from monsoonal Australia

Magen J. Pettit, Alan N. Andersen

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    Epopostruma is an uncommon genus of myrmicine ants endemic to relatively mesic regions of southern and eastern Australia. Here we describe a new species recently recorded from the ‘Top End’ of Australia’s Northern Territory, E. topendi sp. n. from Melville Island and Nitmiluk National Park. The new species is known from one specimen from each of two sites in the Australian monsoonal tropics, the only records of the genus from this region. This addition brings the number of described species of Epopostruma to twenty.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-144
    Number of pages4
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2021


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