Pheidole blumenauensis Kempf

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 171

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scientific name

Pheidole blumenauensis Kempf
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Pheidole blumenauensis Kempf  HNS 

Pheidole blumenauensis Kempf  HNS  1964e: 64. Replacement name for Pheidole diligens  HNS  Santschi 1923d: 50 (junior secondary homonym for Atta diligens  HNS  f. Smith 1858a: 168, later transferred to Pheidole  HNS  ).

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

etymology L blumenauensis  HNS  , after the type locality.

Diagnosis A small, reddish brown member of the diligens  HNS  group, whose major has a moderately prominent mesonotal convexity, which is part of a bilobed promesonotal outline as seen in dorsal-oblique view; short, nearly equilaterally triangular propodeal spines; overall mostly smooth and shiny body surface with sculpturing on the head composed exclusively of longitudinal carinulae confined to the anterior half; and abundant, medium-length, erect pilosity.

Close to rochai  HNS  and vafra  , but differing variously in head shape, eye size, sculpturing, and color. See also the less similar lemur  , perryorum  , pubiventris  , seeldrayersi  , and variegata  , as illustrated. Minor: virtually identical to that of rochai  HNS  , as illustrated (q.v.).

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.96, HL 1.00, SL 0.78, EL 0.20, PW 0.54.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.78, EL 0.16, PW 0.38.

Color Major: concolorous reddish brown.

Minor: body light brown, appendages brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Lectotype, major. BRAZIL: Blumenau, Santa Catarina. The minor is nearly identical to that ofrochai (q.v.). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole