Pheidole nubila Emery

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 211

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole nubila Emery
status

new status

Pheidole nubila Emery  HNS  , new status

Pheidole triconstricta var. nubila Emery  HNS  1906c: 153.

Types Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova.

Etymology L nubila  HNS  , cloudy, probably referring to the more foveolate and opaque condition of the body that distinguishes the form from triconstricta  HNS  .

Diagnosis A member of the diligens  HNS  group distinguished as follows.

Major: pronotal dorsum bilobous (hence, promesonotum trilobous) in dorsal-oblique view; extremely sparse pilosity, which is entirely absent on the mesosoma; dense longitudinal carinulae covering all the frontal lobes and extending back over the vertex; rugoreticulum mesad to the eyes.

Minor: all of body except the gaster foveolate and opaque; pronotum with a second convexity in dorsal-oblique view.

Close to triconstricta  HNS  , differing (among other traits) in the more extensive foveolae and carinulae, as well as thinner petiolar node, of the major; and darker color of both castes (q.v.).

See also anima  HNS  , diligens  HNS  , gagates  HNS  , piceonigra  HNS  , radoszkowskii  HNS  , and stigma  HNS  . Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.18, SL 0.72, EL 0.20, PW 0.56. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.64, SL 0.74, EL 0.14, PW 0.38. Color Major and minor: reddish brown.

Range Besides the type locality (Salta), Kempf (1972b) lists Argentine records from Cordoba, Jujuy, and Santa Fe.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Salta (no further locality). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole