Pheidole laeviventris

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Pheidole laeviventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. laeviventris
Binomial name
Pheidole laeviventris
Mayr, 1870

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Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of laeviventris.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Known only from the type locality, which was reported as “Colombia.”

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Castes

Known only from the minor.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • laeviventris. Pheidole laeviventris Mayr, 1870a: 401 (w.) COLOMBIA. See also: Wilson, 2003: 714.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS From Wilson (2003): Similar to Pheidole aper, Pheidole bambusarum, Pheidole brevicona, Pheidole dyctiota, Pheidole lutzi, Pheidole risii, Pheidole rugatula, Pheidole senilis, Pheidole sigillata, Pheidole trachyderma and Pheidole traini, distinguished as follows.

Major: unknown.

Minor: occiput and sides of head rugoreticulate; vertex, antennal fossae, and frontal lobes carinulate; frontal triangle and mid-clypeus smooth; anterior and posterior thirds of pronotum foveolate, center smooth; occiput narrow, lacking nuchal collar or with rudiment only; humerus subangulate; propodeal spine equilaterally triangular.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.78, SL 0.82, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

COLOR Minor: body concolorous medium reddish brown, appendages brownish yellow.


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Figure. Lectotype, minor. COLOMBIA (no further data). Major: unknown. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

Columbia. Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

L laeviventris, smooth belly, referring to gaster. (Wilson 2003)

References

  • Mayr, G. 1870a. Formicidae novogranadenses. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 61: 370-417 (page 401, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 714, fig. minor described)