New Species: Lordomyrma vanua

Lordomyrma vanua Lucky & Sarnat 2008
image by A. Lucky & E. Sarnat

Last week’s Zootaxa contained a excellent short paper by Andrea Lucky and Eli Sarnat describing a pair of new Lordomyrma species, including the beautiful L. vanua pictured above. As is true of most insects, Lordomyrma vanua remains a largely unknown quantity. It has been collected just twice, both times from the island of Vanua, in Fiji, for which it is named.

Source: Lucky, A. & E. M. Sarnat. 2008. New species of Lordomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Southeast Asia and Fiji. Zootaxa 1681: 37-46.

7 thoughts on “New Species: Lordomyrma vanua”

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  2. My wife and I have been thinking about going to Fiji recently… Perhaps I’ll get a chance to take a shot of one if I get lucky. That’s one place at least that she has no problems going to. šŸ™‚

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