Pheidole ademonia

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Pheidole ademonia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. ademonia
Binomial name
Pheidole ademonia
Wilson, 2003

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specimen label (Paratype)

Two series were collected at the type locality in terra firme forest. One was a small group of ants found beneath the bark of a rotten log, the other several strays in soil (Stefan Cover, unpublished notes).

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Known from the type locality in Peru and from several series collected at the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Wilson 2003)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador, Guyana, Peru (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ademonia. Pheidole ademonia Wilson, 2003: 365, figs. (s.w.) PERU.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

A small yellow member of the flavens group, similar to Pheidole infernalis, Pheidole peltastes, Pheidole sospes and Pheidole termitobia, distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: Antennal scrobe present, its surface weakly foveolate; occiput rugoreticulate, with remainder of dorsal head surface longitudinally carinulate; carinulae near the cephalic midline curving inward; promesonotal dorsal profile forms a single high, semicircular curve.

Minor: Almost identical to that of Pheidole sospes (see illustration of that species).

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.36, EL 0.06, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

COLOR Major: Concolorous medium reddish yellow.

Minor: Concolorous plain medium yellow.


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Figure. Holotype Major. Scale Bar = 1mm.

Type Material

PERU: Cuzco Amazónico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, col. Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Gr ademonia, troubled, distressed.

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