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《Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica》 2007-03
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TWO NEW SPECIES OF FORMICIDAE (HYMENOPTERA) FROM HUBEI PROVINCE,CHINA

WANG Wei, WU Wei-Long Department of Environment and Resources, Hubei Institute for Nationalities, Enshi 445000,China  
In this paper, two new species of Formicidae are described from Hubei Province, China. Keys to all species of the genera Philidris and Prenolepis in China are given respectively. The type specimens of the new species are deposited in the Insect Collection, Hubei Institute for Nationalities, China.1 Philidris jiugongshanensis sp. nov.(Figs.1-2)This new species is allied to Philidris notiala Zhou et Zheng,1998, but differs from the latter in the following characters:antennal scapes long,about 1/3 of their lenth extending beyond the occpital border of head, anterior border of clypeus distinctly concave, body lacking shining, head, alitrunk and petiolar node without erect hairs.Holotype worker, 950?m, Jiugongshan Forest Park (29.3°N,114.8°E), Tongshan County,Hubei Province, 12 Aug. 2005, WANG Wei leg. Paratype 5 workers, collected from the same nest of the holotype.Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality.2 Prenolepis septemdenta sp. nov.(Figs.3-4)This new species is similar to Prenolepis longiventris Zhou,but differs from the latter in masticatory margin of mandibles with 7 teeth; mesopleuron and propodeal indistinctly with longitudinal strations; erect hairs black, blunt and relatively sparse. The new species can be distinguished from other known species of the East Asia by the characterstics of mandibles with 7 teeth and gaster longer than alitrunk.Holotype worker, 110?m, Shipai (30.9°N,111.2°E), Yichang City, Hubei Province, 16 June 2005, WANG Wei leg. Paratype 5 workers, collected from the same nest of the holotype.Etymology. The specific name is derived from the Latin septem and dent, referring the mandibles with seven teeth.
【CateGory Index】: Q969.54
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