Rediscovery of the rare ant genus Bannapone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae) and description of the worker caste.

@article{Gunard2013RediscoveryOT,
  title={Rediscovery of the rare ant genus Bannapone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae) and description of the worker caste.},
  author={Benoit Gu{\'e}nard and Benjamin C. Blanchard and Cong Liu and Darong Yang and Evan P. Economo},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3734},
  pages={371-9}
}
The genus Bannapone was described in 2000 on the basis of a single dealate queen specimen. Since its original collection in Yunnan, China, no other specimen has been reported, making it one of the rarest ant genera in the world. Here we report the collection of two workers of Bannapone also from Yunnan province. The description of the worker caste is… CONTINUE READING