Pheidole confoedusta

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Pheidole confoedusta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. confoedusta
Binomial name
Pheidole confoedusta
Wheeler, W.M., 1909

Nothing is known about the biology of confoedusta.

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: Mexico (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

This species is only known from the major.

Nomenclature

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.

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.

Minor: unknown.

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.


Pheidole confoedusta Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Lectotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

MEXICO: Jalapa, Veracruz, col. F. Silvestri. Museum of Comparative Zoology - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Unknown.

References

  • 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)