Pheidole kuna

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

This species is only known from type specimens, collected in rainforest. (Wilson 2003)

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: Panama (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.

  • kuna. Pheidole kuna Wilson, 2003: 441, figs. (s.w.) PANAMA.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS A very small, bicolorous member of the flavens group close to flavens, with which it may be synonymous, and Pheidole tayrona, distinguished from both in the major, which has a distinctive bicolorous body and angulate mesonotum. See also Pheidole breviseta, Pheidole hizemops, Pheidole lignicola, Pheidole micon and Pheidole tenebra.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.74, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.36, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

COLOR Major and minor: gaster and postpetiole light brown; rest of body and appendages reddish yellow.


Pheidole kuna Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

PANAMA: Nusagandi, San Blas Province, col. Leeanne E. Tennant-Alonso. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Kuna, Amerindian tribe of the San Blas region.

References