Pheidole laidlowi Mann

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 201

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole laidlowi Mann
status

new status

Pheidole laidlowi Mann  HNS  , new status

Pheidole triconstricta var. laidlowi Mann  HNS  1916: 434.

Types Mus. Comp. Zoology Harvard.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis A small, yellow, nearly hairless member of the diligens  HNS  group, similar to bruesi  HNS  , diligens  HNS  , inversa  HNS  , radoszkowskii  HNS  , and triconstricta  HNS  , differing by the following combination of traits.

Major: sculpture of dorsal surface of head entirely limited to longitudinal carinula restricted to part of head anterior to the posterior eye margin, with no rugoreticulum, and the frontal lobes bare; promesonotal profile strictly 2-lobed, with the lobes connected by a shallow, saddle-like concavity in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spine very thin, needle-like; color pale yellow.

Minor: differing from that of the species just listed by its narrow occiput.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.96, HL 0.98, SL 0.66, EL 0.14, PW 0.48.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.56, SL 0.66, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

Color Major and minor: concolorous pale yellow.

Range Amazonian Brazil and Peru.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. BRAZIL: Rio Madeira (W. M. Mann). Minor: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole