As for the female except for yellow integumental markings on clypeus
, apices of femora, outer surfaces of tibiae, basitarsi (Figs.
usually with yellow; T1-T5 or T1-T4 with posterior pale bands ...
It differs from both species by having disperse setae on scutellum and the dark yellow color of clypeus
anostostoma has longer and more downcurved clypeus
hornlets (length greater than diameter of eye), cerci without dorsal spinule, its subgenital plate has a v-shaped emargination, and the distance between the styli is barely greater than half their length.
The new species is a member of the African cavernosa species complex of the genus Bothroponera, in which the metatibial gland on the ventral tibial hind leg is absent and the clypeus
is convex with "v" shaped anterior margin.
was re- launched in 1994 our shake-down cruise was an opportunity to explore beautiful East Malaysia.
The former species is characterized by hooked bristles on the labial palpi of the female lacking in the latter and by a mostly black female clypeus
(lower part of the face) that is completely yellow colored in the other species.
150.3; 7.9 (n = 23) long; ratio clypeus
length/head length 0.34:1.0; 0.01 (n = 20).