Pheidole longiscapa Forel

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 205

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole longiscapa Forel
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Pheidole longiscapa Forel  HNS 

Pheidole longiscapa  HNS  Forel 190lj: 358. Syn.: Pheidole longiscapa r. martensis  HNS  Forel 1914c: 615, n.syn.; Pheidole longiscapa r. martensis var. scabroccipitut  HNS  Forel 1914c: 615, unavailable name (quadrinomial).

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L longiscapa  HNS  , long-stemmed, referring to the antennal scapes.

Diagnosis a member of the diligens  HNS  group close to rochai  HNS  and less so to cocciphaga  HNS  and other species listed above and under the Diagnosis of rochai  HNS  , distinguished as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; scape exceeds occipital corner by 2.5X the maximum scape width; mesonotal convexity in side view prominently and symmetrically convex; occipital cleft shallow; petiolar and postpetiolar dorsa foveolate and opaque. Minor: propodeal spine thin, needle-like; occiput narrow, with nuchal collar. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.98, HL 1.00, SL 0.92, EL 0.18, PW 0.52. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.62, SL 0.82, EL 0.14, PW 0.34. color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: body light yellowish brown, appendages medium to dark yellow.

Range Known from the type locality and from Santarem, Taperinha, Para (R. L. Jeanne).

Biology The type colony was found by Forel nesting in soil beneath a bush.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. VENEZUELA: Puerto Cabello, Carabobo (Auguste Forel). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole