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(Figs. 6A-F, 9F, 10F)
Holotype : worker, Chibana, Okinawa-hontou Is. [Okinawa-jima] , Ryukyus , Japan , 19/iii/1983 , T. Mizutani (Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu Univ., Japan) [examined]. Paratypes : 4 workers from the same nest as the holotype [one paratype examined (loaned from the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu Univ.)]; 1 dealate queen and 1 worker, Nakasone, Okinawa-hontou Is. , 20/xi/1975 , T. Abe [not examined]; 1 dealate queen from Nakijin-joushi, Okinawa-hontou Is. , 7/iii/1984 , K. Onoyama [examined (loaned from the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu Univ.)].
Recognition. This species is similar to P. maryatiae HNS sp. nov. and P. vieti HNS sp. nov. , but distinguished from the latter two by the posteroventral portion of subpetiolar process forming only an obtuse angle in the worker and queen.
Distribution. Known only from Okinawa-jima (C. Ryukyus).