Pheidole eidmanni

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Pheidole eidmanni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. eidmanni
Binomial name
Pheidole eidmanni
Menozzi, 1926

Nothing is known about the biology of eidmanni.

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: Brazil (type locality).

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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.

  • eidmanni. Pheidole eidmanni Menozzi, 1926c: 69, fig. 1 (s.w.) BRAZIL. See also: Wilson, 2003: 289.

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, similar in different characters to Pheidole bergi, Pheidole cordiceps, Pheidole nitidula and Pheidole pampana, and especially so with Pheidole nitidula, with which it may be synonymous, and distinguished as follows.

Major: concavity of occipital border very broad in frontal view; rugoreticulum less extensive on genae (than in nitidula); in dorsaloblique view, humerus lower than convexity that follows it; pronotum completely smooth and shiny.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.06, HL 1.08, SL 0.64, EL 0.20, PW 0.56.

COLOR Major: body concolorous medium reddish brown.


Pheidole eidmanni Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

BRAZIL: Mogidas-Cruzes, São Paulo. Istituto di Entomologia "Guido Grandi" - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Named after the entomologist H. Eidmann. (Wilson 2003)

References