Pheidole strigosa , Wilson, E. O., 2003

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 235

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole strigosa
status

new species

Pheidole strigosa  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L strigosa  HNS  , thin, lean.

diagnosis A member of the diligens  HNS  group similar to alfaroi  HNS  , laticornis  HNS  , and seligmanni  HNS  , distinguished from these and other diligens  HNS  group species by the following combination of traits.

Major: head elongate, with deeply convex occipital border seen in full-face view; pronotum bilobous in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; postpetiole from above bell-shaped; sculpturing of head limited to carinulae on the anterior third.

Minor: propodeal spines absent, with the basal and declivitous faces of the propodeum joining in a smooth convexity; occiput narrow, with a nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.40, SL 1.00, EL 0.18, PW 0.64.

Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.72, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

Color Major: body, mandibles, and scape medium yellowish brown, legs yellow.

Minor: head medium brown with yellow anterior genal border; rest of body light brown; appendages yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from the floor of lowland rainforest.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Taperinha Santarem, Para, 2°54'S 54°20'W (Robert L. Jeanne). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole