Pheidole sagax , 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: 227

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole sagax
status

new species

Pheidole sagax  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology l sagax  HNS  , referring to the globose occipital lobes.

diagnosis a member of the diligens  HNS  group, close to diligens  HNS  , radoszkowskii  HNS  , and allied species, distinguished as follows. Major: yellow; in full-face view, profdes of occipital lobes form almost perfect semicircles; in dorsal-oblique view, humerus is subangulate and pronotum weakly bilobous; petiolar node broad, its apex in side view broadly rounded; all of head dorsum and mesosoma foveolate; gaster entirely smooth and shiny; profde of head in full-face view bare of pilosity, except for clypeus. Minor: yellow; occiput slightly narrowed, with nuchal collar; most of posterior dorsal surface of head and all of gaster smooth and shiny.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.14, SL 0.76, EL 0.16, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.36. color Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.

Range Known from the type series and form Granada, Nicaragua (C. f. Baker).

biology The type series was collected from a forested ravine.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: 5 km north of Villavicencio, Meta (William l. and Doris E. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole