Pheidole eparmata

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of eparmata.

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: Venezuela (type locality).

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Pheidole eparmata for further details

Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Nomenclature

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

  • eparmata. Pheidole eparmata Wilson, 2003: 684, figs. (s.w.) VENEZUELA.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS Major: somewhat similar to Pheidole subarmata and related species (see under subarmata), but very small, with frontal lobes less extended in side view; shallow antennal scrobes present; head bicolored (see under Color below); eyes set well forward, so that their distance from the anterior genal border is only slightly more than an Eye Length; postpetiole seen from above oval; all of frontal lobes covered by carinulae, which extend more than halfway from level of eyes to level of occiput.

Minor: eye placed well forward on head, such that distance to anterior genal border is less than an Eye Length.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.62, HL 0.76, SL 0.36, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

COLOR Major and minor: brownish yellow.


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

Type Material

VENEZUELA: Rancho Grande, Estado Aragua, 1100 m, col. William L. and Doris E. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L eparmata, armed upon or in addition to, in reference to the similarity to subarmata and related species.

References