Pheidole accinota Wheeler

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 163

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole accinota Wheeler
status

 

Pheidole accinota Wheeler  HNS 

Pheidole accinota Wheeler  HNS  1925a: 16.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard; Roy. Mus. Stockholm.

etymology Unknown.

diagnosis A small, yellowish brown member of the diligens  HNS  group, with both major and minor further distinguished by a low mesonotal convexity, shallow metanotal depression in side view, and hence a more nearly cylindrical form of the mesosoma in side view than is usual for Pheidole  HNS  ; small propodeal spines; sculpturing reduced to carinulae at eye level and anterior to it on the dorsal surface of the head; foveolation on the mesopleuron and propodeum; and with the remainder of the head and body smooth and shiny. The minor is also notable for its broad, concave occiput, lacking a nuchal collar. See also alpestris  HNS  and quiaccana  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.90, HL 0.90, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.46. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.62, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.36.

color Major and minor: head, mesosoma, and waist yellowish brown; gaster and appendages yellow. range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. PERU: Matucana, 2200 m (Charles T. Brues). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole