Pheidole aequiseta

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Pheidole aequiseta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. aequiseta
Binomial name
Pheidole aequiseta
Santschi, 1923

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of aequiseta.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Only known from minor worker.

Nomenclature

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

  • aequiseta. Pheidole aequiseta Santschi, 1923d: 57 (w.) BOLIVIA. See also: Wilson, 2003: 262.

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

Description

From Wilson (2003): A member of the fallax group, with minor similar to that of Pheidole gouldi and Pheidole tolteca (major of aequiseta unknown), differing as follows.

Major: unknown.

Minor: slender; occiput drawn into a neck with nuchal collar; propodeal spine reduced to obtuse angle; pilosity over all of body abundant, short, and erect, and of roughly equal length; all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior third of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; petiolar and postpetiolar nodes in side view low; postpetiole as a whole almost cylindrical.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.88, SL 1.24, EL 0.20, PW 0.48.

COLOR Minor: concolorous light reddish brown, almost “orange.”


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Figure. Lectotype, minor. (Major unknown.) Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BOLIVIA: San José, Santa Cruz. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

L aequiseta, even-haired. (Wilson 2003)

References