Wheeler, W.M., 1909
Nothing is known about the biology of confoedusta.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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This species is only known from the major.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- confoedusta. Pheidole confoedusta Wheeler, W.M. 1909b: 233 (s.) MEXICO. See also: Wilson, 2003: 278.
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 member of the fallax group, easily distinguished as follows.
Major: antennal scape exceeding occipital corner by about its own maximum width; vertex and genae carinulate, and sides of dorsum of head from level of ventral eye margin to occiput rugoreticulate; head quadrate; antennal scapes expanded near base; petiolar peduncle in side view very thick, its dorsal profile forming a straight line with the node all the way to the apex; parts of pronotal dorsum and mid-clypeus irregularly rugulose; entire head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped and carinulate.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.30, HL 1.26, SL 1.04, EL 0.24, PW 0.70.
COLOR Major: concolorous light reddish brown.
Figure. Lectotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.
MEXICO: Jalapa, Veracruz, col. F. Silvestri. Museum of Comparative Zoology - as reported in Wilson (2003)
- Wheeler, W. M. 1909b. Ants collected by Prof. F. Silvestri in Mexico. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 3: 228-238 (page 233, soldier described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.(page 278, fig. major described)