Pheidole rufipilis Forel

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 226

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole rufipilis Forel
status

 

Pheidole rufipilis Forel  HNS 

Pheidole rufipilis  HNS  Forel 1908h: 371. Syn.: Pheidole rufipilis var. divexa  HNS  Forel 1908h: 372, n. syn.; Pheidole pubiventris st. impia  HNS  Santschi 1923d: 46, n. syn. Raised to species level in this monograph: infraspecific forms dione  HNS  { fallax  HNS  group), industa  HNS  { fallax  HNS  group), laevinota  HNS  ( diligens  HNS  group).

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L Gr rufipilis  HNS  , red hair.

Diagnosis Similar to species listed in heading, but especially to laevinota  HNS  , a partially sympatric species from which it differs as follows.

Major: patch of rugoreticulum located near middle of outer margin of antennal fossa; at most, sparse carinulae occur along anterior margin of pronotum; entire dorsal surface of promesonotum foveolate and opaque; upper half of propodeal side foveolate but not carinulate; postpetiole trapezoidal from above, with angulate sides; humerus in dorsal-oblique view rounded.

Minor: humerus in dorsal-oblique view rounded; entire promesonotum foveolate.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.14, SL 0.80, EL 0.22, PW 0.58.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.70, SL 0.70, EL 0.18, PW 0.40.

Color Major: not recorded.

Minor: body concolorous brown, appendages a slightly contrasting yellowish brown; hair pale yellow.

Range Sao Paulo and (" pubiventris st. impia  HNS  ") Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Ipiranga, Sao Paulo. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole