| Pheidole coracina|
Nothing is known about the biology of coracina.
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.
- coracina. Pheidole coracina Wilson, 2003: 151, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
A member of the crassicornis group characterized in the major by dense rugoreticula that stretch from each eye to the adjacent antennal fossa; bilobed dorsal-oblique profile of the pronotum; oval postpetiole from above; most of the prothorax and all of the mesothorax, propodeum, and waist foveolate and opaque; and a contrasting circular brown spot on the vertex.
Minor: blackish brown; pronotal profile bilobed in dorsal-oblique view; and all of body foveolate and opaque except venter of head, median half of the dorsal surface of the head, part of the promesonotum, and the gaster.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.24, SL 0.68, EL 0.18, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.
COLOR Major: body light reddish brown except for gaster, which is plain medium brown, and a dark brown circular spot on the vertex.
Minor: concolorous blackish brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
MEXICO: 19 km north of Estado Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, col. William P. MacKay. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L coracina, raven-like, alluding to color of the minor worker.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.(page 151, fig. minor described)