Pheidole fowleri

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

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Specimen Labels

From Wilson (2003): Collected in savanna (cerrado) at Morrinhos Junction and rocky forest near Goiania, col. W. L. Brown.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Known only from type locality in Mato Grosso; and from Goiania and Morrinhos Junction, Goiás. (Wilson 2003)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • fowleri. Pheidole fowleri Wilson, 2003: 191, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.

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

Description

A member of the diligens group distinguished as follows.

Major and minor: yellow; propodeal spines directed backward in side view, forming a 135-degree angle with the basal propodeal face; entire head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque.

Major: carinulae on head do not reach beyond level of eye, and are absent on the mesal half of the frontal lobes; hairs on entire profile of first gastral sternite short and subappressed; almost all of central strip of gastral tergites shagreened.

Minor: all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; in dorsal-oblique view, anterior face of propodeal dorsum drops precipitously to metanotum.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.04, SL 0.66, EL 0.18, PW 0.52. Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous plain dark yellow.


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

Type Material

BRAZIL: Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, col. James C. Trager. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Named after the prominent Brazilian myrmecologist H. G. Fowler.

References