Pheidole rochai Forel

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 225

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole rochai Forel
status

new status

Pheidole rochai Forel  HNS  , new status

Pheidole lemur r. rochai  HNS  Forel 1912g: 226. Pheidole lemur rochai var. deflexa Santschi  HNS  1923d: 46 is a quadrinomial and unavailable.

Types Mus. Hist.. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis A small yellow member of the diligens  HNS  group whose major has a moderately prominent mesonotal convexity as part of a bilobous promesonotal outline seen in dorsal-oblique view; short, equilaterally triangular propodeal spine; overall mostly smooth and shiny body with sculpturing on the head confined to the eye level and anterior to it, and composed exclusively of longitudinal carinulae; and abundant medium-length, erect pilosity.

Close to blumenauensis  HNS  , longiscapa  HNS  , perryorum  HNS  , tanyscapa  HNS  , and vafra  HNS  , but differing variously in head shape, eye size, sculpturing, and color. See also the less similar lemur  HNS  , pubiventris  HNS  , seeldrayersi  HNS  , and variegata  HNS  , as illustrated. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.96, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.56. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.60, SL 0.74, EL 0.12, PW 0.34. Color Major and minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Known with certainty only from the Ceara type series. I have not seen the series described by Santschi (1923d: 46) as " var. deflexa " from Paraguay.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Ceara. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole