Wheeler, W.M., 1925
Nothing is known about the biology of accinota.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- accinota. Pheidole accinota Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 16 (s.w.) PERU. See also: Wilson, 2003: 163.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): A small, yellowish brown member of the diligens group, with both major and minor further distinguished by a low mesonotal convexity, shallow metanotal depression in side view, and hence a more nearly cylindrical form of the mesosoma in side view than is usual for Pheidole; small propodeal spines; sculpturing reduced to carinulae at eye level and anterior to it on the dorsal surface of the head; foveolation on the mesopleuron and propodeum; and with the remainder of the head and body smooth and shiny.
The minor is also notable for its broad, concave occiput, lacking a nuchal collar. See also alpestris and quiaccana.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.90, HL 0.90, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.46. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.62, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.36.
COLOR Major and minor: head, mesosoma, and waist yellowish brown; gaster and appendages yellow.
Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
- Wheeler, W. M. 1925a. Neotropical ants in the collections of the Royal Museum of Stockholm. Ark. Zool. 17A(8 8: 1-55 (page 16, soldier, worker described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 163, fig. major, minor described)