Pheidole hasticeps

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

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Specimen Label

Nothing is known about the biology of hasticeps.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Known from Costa Rica.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica (type locality), Mexico, Panama.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • hasticeps. Pheidole hasticeps Wilson, 2003: 704, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS Closely similar to Pheidole subarmata, but differing by the following traits.

Major: larger and more darkly colored; pronotum bilobous; propodeal spines longer and thinner, postpetiolar nodal margins more sharply angulate; carinulae mesad to the eyes extend halfway to the occipital border.

Minor: larger and darker, otherwise nearly identical to Pheidole subarmata. See also the less similar Pheidole allarmata, Pheidole cramptoni, Pheidole synarmata and Pheidole triplex.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.40, SL 0.60, EL 0.16, PW 0.64. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.54, SL 0.54, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: head and body dark brown, appendages light to medium brown.

Minor: head and body medium brown, appendages light brown.


Pheidole hasticeps Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

COSTA RICA: San José de la Montaña, 10 km north of Heredia, col. Yvette Perfecto. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L hasticeps, spear-headed, referring to the major.

References