Pheidole lemur Forel

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 204

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole lemur Forel
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Pheidole lemur Forel  HNS 

Pheidole lemur  HNS  Forel 1912g: 225.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

etymology L lemur  HNS  , ghost, shade of the departed, possibly alluding to the pale color of both castes.

Diagnosis A small, yellow member of the diligens  HNS  group whose major is notable for its long propodeal spines, very sparse pilosity, mostly smooth and shiny body surface (but with partially shagreened first gastral segment), and small patch of rugoreticulum mesad to each eye. Similar to triconstricta  HNS  but with bilobous (not trilobous) promesonotal profile in dorsal-oblique view and in other details of body form and sculpture. See also diligens  HNS  and radoszkowskii  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.96, HL 0.90, SL 0.80, EL 0.14, PW 0.48. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.

Color Major: concolorous yellow, with the head and mesosoma a shade darker than the waist, gaster, and appendages.

Minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Belem, Para. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole