Nothing is known about the biology of granulata.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Known from Baja California Sur and San Diego, California. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- granulata. Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) granulata Pergande, 1896: 890 (s.) MEXICO. Combination in Ceratopheidole: Emery, 1922e: 113; in Pheidole: Kempf, 1972a: 183. See also: Wilson, 2003: 542.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): DIAGNOSIS A member of the small granulata group, characterized by a 4-segmented antennal club, and distinguished within it as follows.
Major: entire body including all the gastral segments, foveolate and opaque; antennal scape very long, exceeding occipital comer; head subrectangular, with a deeply concave occipital border in full-face view; rugoreticulum present between each eye and antennal fossa; postpetiole from above bell-shaped.
Minor: occiput tapered into a neck with a nuchal collar; scape very long, its tip exceeding the occipital comer in full-face view by half its own length.
Overall, the habitus of this species is typical for a member of the fallax group, except for the 4-segmented club.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Major (Burrera, Baja California Sur): HW 1.48, HL 1.74, SL 1.58, EL 0.26, PW 0.72. Minor (Burrera): HW 0.60, HL 0.92, SL 1.32, EL 0.20, PW 0.44.
COLOR Major: brownish yellow, with gaster a shade darker.
Minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: major. Lower: minor. BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO: Burrera (col. Roy R. Snelling). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Tepic, Nayarit, collected by Eisen and Vaslit. National Museum of Natural History - as reported in Wilson (2003)
L granulata, of small grains, roughened on the surface, probably alluding to the foveolate body surface. (Wilson 2003)
- Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 322, replacement name fatigata new name)
- Donisthorpe, H. 1949c . A sixth instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12(1): 744-759 (page 749, worker described)
- Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 113, Combination in Ceratopheidole)
- Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 183, Combination in Pheidole)
- Pergande, T. 1896. Mexican Formicidae. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 858-896 (page 890, soldier described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 542, fig. major, minor described)