Pheidole longiseta , 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: 206

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole longiseta
status

new species

Pheidole longiseta  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L longiseta  HNS  , long-haired.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, brown species with extremely long, relative sparse, erect to suberect pilosity.

Major: the cephalic sculpturing is confined to the anterior half of the head and consists in part of rugoreticulum mesad to the eyes.

Minor: propodeal spine greatly reduced, pronotum smooth and shining.

Similar to pubiventris  HNS  , sensitiva  HNS  , and variegata  HNS  , differing in many details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated. See also the less similar blumenauensis  HNS  , rochai  HNS  , seeldrayersi  HNS  , and vafra  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.16, SL 0.88, EL 0.18, PW 0.58.

Paratype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.98, EL 0.16, PW 0.42.

color Major: body medium brown, appendages a slightly contrasting medium yellowish brown.

Minor: head, mesosoma, and peduncles of petiole and postpetiole dark brown; nodes of petiole and postpetiole, gaster, and appendages a contrasting medium brown.

range Known from the type locality, and from 90 km north of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (E. O. Wilson).

Biology The type colony was nesting in a small white-wood rotten log on the floor of terra firme forest.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole