Pheidole seeldrayersi Forel

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 229

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole seeldrayersi Forel
status

 

Pheidole seeldrayersi Forel  HNS 

Pheidole seeldrayersi  HNS  Forel 1910a: 30.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, yellowish brown member of the diligens  HNS  group with long, erect pilosity, close to coffeicola  HNS  and variegata  HNS  , differing, as figured, in the major class by its shorter scapes, denser pilosity, triangular and pointed mesonotal convexity in side view, and more extensive cephalic rugoreticulum, which rugoreticulum stretches from the eyes to the circular carinulae surrounding the antennal fossae. See also the less similar laevifrons  HNS  , laevinota  HNS  , pubiventris  HNS  , and rufipilis  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.28, HL 1.28, SL 0.88, EL 0.20, PW 0.64.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.74, SL 0.96, EL 0.18, PW 0.44.

color Major: body and appendages yellowish brown, with the gaster a darker shade.

Minor: concolorous yellowish brown.

Range Colombia, and one series from near Flor de Oro, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 450 m (P. S. Ward). Kempf (1972b) reports the species from Catamarca, Argentina, a surprising record that needs to be confirmed.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major, including views from rear of both mesonotal convexity and petiolar node. Lower: paralectotype, minor. COLOMBIA: no further locality. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole