Pheidole coffeicola Borgmeier

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 182

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole coffeicola Borgmeier
status

 

Pheidole coffeicola Borgmeier  HNS 

Pheidole coffeicola Borgmeier  HNS  1934: 98.

Types Mus. Zool. Univ. Sao Paulo; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L coffeicola  HNS  , living with coffee, referring to the coffee plantation where the type colony was collected.

diagnosis A medium-sized, dark yellow species close to variegata  HNS  (q.v.), and possibly synonymous, differing in the major in its more protuberant, subangular humerus, shorter postpetiolar node, much less extensive rugoreticulum on the head, and color. P. coffeicola  HNS  may also be distinguished by the presence of abundant short, decumbent hairs (and no erect hairs) in the minor. See also less similar laevifrons  HNS  , mooreorum  HNS  , pubiventris  HNS  , seeldrayersi  HNS  , and zelata  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.22, HL 1.16, SL 0.84, EL 0.20, PW 0.56.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.74, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

color Major and minor: concolorous dark yellow.

Range Suriname, also recorded by Kempf (1972b) from Para, Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. SURINAME: Paramaribo. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole