Pheidole fowleri , 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: 191

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole fowleri
status

new species

Pheidole fowleri  HNS  new species

types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the prominent Brazilian myrmecologist H. G. Fowler.

Diagnosis A member of the diligens  HNS  group distinguished as follows.

Major and minor: yellow; propodeal spines directed backward in side view, forming a 135-degree angle with the basal propodeal face; entire head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque.

Major: carinulae on head do not reach beyond level of eye, and are absent on the mesal half of the frontal lobes; hairs on entire profile of first gastral sternite short and subappressed; almost all of central strip of gastral tergites shagreened.

Minor: all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; in dorsal-oblique view, anterior face of propodeal dorsum drops precipitously to metanotum.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.04, SL 0.66, EL 0.18, PW 0.52.

Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous plain dark yellow.

Range Known only from type locality in Mato Grosso; and from Goiania and Morrinhos Junction, Goias. Biology Collected in savanna (cerrado) at Morrinhos Junction and rocky forest near Goiania (W. L. Brown).

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Cuiaba, Mato Grosso (James C. Trager). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole