Pheidole laticornis , 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: 203

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole laticornis
status

new species

Pheidole laticornis  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L laticornis  HNS  , broad-horned, referring to the basally widened scape.

Diagnosis A member of the diligens  HNS  group close to coffeicola  HNS  and vafra  HNS  and differing from that species and other diligens  HNS  group members by the following combination of traits.

Major: scape broadened at the base, wider there than near the apex; head dark yellow, with brown spot on vertex; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar. Other traits as illustrated.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.02, HL 1.08, SL 0.76, EL 0.18, PW 0.58. Paratype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.60, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

color Major: body and head dark yellow, with fuzzy, circular brown spot on vertex, except for gaster, which is yellowish brown. Minor: mesosoma, petiole, and appendages dark yellow; head, postpetiole, and gaster yellowish to plain light brown.

range Known from the type locality and from Agua Caliente and Cartago, Costa Rica.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COSTA RICA: Palmar, Puntarenas (E. O. Wilson). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole