Pheidole lamellinoda

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Pheidole lamellinoda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. lamellinoda
Binomial name
Pheidole lamellinoda
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels

Described from the Indian mainland, where records suggest that it is rather local. Its occurrence on Socotra is odd. Pheidole lamellinoda has not been found in Arabia and has not been reported as an introduced species elsewhere (Collingwood et al. 2004, Sharaf et al., 2017). No ecological or biological information is available (Sharaf et al., 2007).

Identification

Collingwood et al. (2004) - The presence of a ventral forward-directed translucent lobe on the petiole of the major workers characterises the species. Minor workers, lacking this character, may be difficult to tell apart from several congeners, including Pheidole indica, which does have a distinctly lower postpetiolar node.

Sharaf et al. (2017) - Major worker. Anterior cephalic dorsum striated; posterior half smooth and shining; posterior margin of head strongly concave; eyes small with 10 ommatidia in the longest row; metanotal groove a strongly depressed U-shape; propodeal spines short and acute; petiolar peduncle short; postpetiole massive and glabrous in profile and more than twice broader than long in dorsal view. Head reddish yellow, mesosoma, petiole and postpetiole yellow, gaster brownish yellow.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Socotra Archipelago, Yemen.
Oriental Region: India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • lamellinoda. Pheidole lamellinoda Forel, 1902c: 166 (s.), 186 (w.q.m.) INDIA. [Also described as new by Forel, 1902f: 538.]

Description

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