Pheidole globularia

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

Nothing is known about the biology of globularia.

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: Ecuador (type locality).

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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.

  • globularia. Pheidole globularia Wilson, 2003: 552, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS A member of the perpusilla group (very small, with 10-segmented antennae), distinguished within the group as follows.

Major: head in full-face view 1.1X times broader than long; carinulae originating on the frontal lobes spread laterad away from the midline as they approach the occiput; sides of head posterior to eye lack carinulae, covered only with foveolae; small, triangular process present on postpetiole venter; propodeal spines robust, as long as the basal propodeal face anterior to them; mesosoma, waist, and gaster almost completely devoid of sculpturing.

Minor: propodeal spines more than half as long as the propodeal face anterior to them; body completely devoid of sculpturing, and entirely smooth and shiny.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.60, SL 0.36, EL 0.12, PW 0.32. Paratype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.38, SL 0.32, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

COLOR Major and minor: concolorous dark yellow.


Pheidole globularia Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

ECUADOR: 25 km north of Puyo, Pastaza, 1000 m, col. Stewart and Jarmilla Kukalova-Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L globularia, of a small ball, referring to the head shape of the major.

References