Pheidole cornicula

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

Pheidole cornicula casent0178012 profile 1.jpg

Pheidole cornicula casent0178012 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of cornicula.

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), Paraguay.

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Nomenclature

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

  • cornicula. Pheidole cornicula Wilson, 2003: 675, figs. (s.w.) BOLIVIA.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS Similar to other members of the "carapuna complex" (Pheidole boltoni, Pheidole carapuna, Pheidole cuprina, Pheidole jivaro, Pheidole manuana, Pheidole tristicula and Pheidole celaena), especially with celaena, with which it may be synonymous.

Major: a small but conspicuous protrusion on the mid-clypeus; postpetiole from above conulate; propodeum, mesopleuron, and margins of meso no tum and pronotum foveolate; entire rear third of head sm,ooth and shiny.

Minor: occiput narrowed, with thin nuchal collar; propodeal spines reduced to denticIes in side view and to obtuse angles in dorsaloblique view; all of meso soma and sides of waist foveolate and opaque. .

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.70, HL 1.88, SL 0.80, EL 0.22, PW 0.70. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.66, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: head and mandibles reddish brown, rest of body medium yellowish brown, other appendages light yellowish brown.

Minor: body yellowish brown, appendages dark yellow.


Pheidole cornicula Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BOLIVIA: Club Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, col. James C. Trager. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L cornicula, little horn (on the mid-clypeus).

References