| Pheidole hirsuta|
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Atlantic and Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica (Longino 1997).
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- hirsuta. Pheidole hirsuta Emery, 1896g: 65 (s.) COSTA RICA. See also: Wilson, 2003: 299.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): A large dark brown (major) or medium reddish brown (minor) member of the fallax group.
Major: a bicolorous head; rugoreticulation extending on either side of the dorsum of the head from its anterior margin to near the occiput, separated by a band of carinulae that originates on the frontal lobes; mesopleuron and side of propodeum covered by longitudinal carinulae; and propodeal spine short and erect.
Minor: bicolorous; completely smooth and shiny except for circular carinulae around the antennal fossae and longitudinal carinulae that cover the mesopleuron and side of propodeum; nuchal collar present.
Similar to Pheidole lourothi, differing in many details of the characters described above.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.96, HL 2.00, SL 1.14, EL 0.26, PW 0.94. Minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.82, SL 1.06, EL 0.14, PW 0.46.
COLOR Major: head bicolorous, mostly medium brown, with anterior one-fourth of capsule, including clypeus, genae anterior to eyes and anterior tips of frontal lobes yellowish brown; rest of body mostly dark brown; appendages light brown.
Minor: blackish brown, with contrasting yellow clypeal lateral wings, mandibles, antennal club, and tarsi.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: minor. COSTA RICA: La Selva Biological Station, near Puerto Viejo, Heredia (E. O. Wilson). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Jiménez, near Guápiles, Limón. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa - as reported in Wilson (2003)
L hirsuta, hairy. (Wilson 2003)
- Emery, C. 1896g. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 28: 33-107 (page 65, soldier described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 299, fig. major, minor described)