Pheidole quiaccana Wheeler

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 220

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole quiaccana Wheeler
status

 

Pheidole quiaccana Wheeler  HNS 

Pheidole quiaccana Wheeler  HNS  1925a: 13.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Name based on the type locality.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, brown member of the diligens  HNS  group characterized by the following combination of traits. Major: small convexity present on middle of profile of propodeal basal face in dorsal-oblique view; mesonotal convexity low and metanotal depression shallow, giving the mesosoma a more cylindrical form in side view than is usual for Pheidole  HNS  ; pilosity of head sparse, but that of mesosoma and gaster dense, with some hairs unusually long; propodeal spine short; petiolar node trapezoidal. Minor: small convexity present on middle of profile of propodeal basal face in side view; pilosity dense everywhere on body, with many hairs extremely long; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput broad and lacking nuchal collar. See also alpestris  HNS  , accinota  HNS  , and cameroni  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44 HL 1.44, SL (scape missing), EL 0.20, PW 0.68.

Paratype minor: HW 0.78, HL 0.84, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

Color Major: concolorous light reddish brown.

Minor: concolorous yellowish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major (scape missing from specimen). Lower: paralectotype, minor. BOLIVIA: Quiacca. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole