Wheeler, W.M., 1936
Pheidole darlingtoni is only known from type specimens, all minors, from southwestern Haiti. Nothing is known about its biology.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Evidently an endemic of Haiti; it may possibly also turn up in the Dominican Republic when mountain habitats are better collected. (Wilson 2003)
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Known only from minors.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- darlingtoni. Pheidole darlingtoni Wheeler, W.M. 1936b: 198 (w.) HAITI. See also: Wilson, 2003: 405.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): Known only from the minor, which is readily distinguished by its unique coloration (see below), moderate-sized propodeal spines, and mostly foveolate head and mesosoma.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Syntype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.48, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.28.
COLOR Minor: bicolored; mostly pale, whitish yellow, with light brown postpetiole, gaster, portions of head as shown, and scapes.
Figure. Syntype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
HAITI: Massif de la Hotte, col. P. J. Darlington. Museum of Comparative Zoology - as reported in Wilson (2003)
Named after the collector, the distinguished coleopterist and biogeographer Philip J. Darlington. (Wilson 2003)
- Wheeler, W. M. 1936c. Ants from Hispaniola and Mona Island. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 80: 195-211 (page 198, worker described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.(page 405, fig. minor described)