The types were collected from a cavity in a bamboo trunk. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- lutzi. Pheidole lutzi Forel, 1905b: 168 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Senior synonym of heinzi: Wilson, 2003: 716.
- heinzi. Pheidole lutzi var. heinzi Forel, 1913l: 225 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of lutzi: Wilson, 2003: 716.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS From Wilson (2003): Similar in various traits to Pheidole aper, Pheidole bambusarum, Pheidole brevicona, Pheidole dyctiota, Pheidole laeviventris, Pheidole risii, Pheidole rugatula, Pheidole senilis, Pheidole sigillata, Pheidole trachyderma and Pheidole traini, differing as follows.
Major: head from the side and in full-face view subrectangular, elongate (Head Length 1.2X Head Width), expanded slightly anterior to eyes so that in full-face view the anterior margin is wider than the occiput; all of dorsal head surface, including frontal lobes rugoreticulate (except for antennal fossae, which are rugulose, and frontal triangle and mid-clypeus, which are smooth); all of promesothorax rugoreticulate; propodeal spines thin, one-third as long as propodeal basal face; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.
Minor: most of dorsal head surface and all of promesothorax rugoreticulate; occiput strongly narrowed but with no nuchal collar; in side view propodeum descends to metanotum in vertical face.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.26, HL 1.54, SL 0.80,. EL 0.20, PW 0.74. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.70, HL 0.84, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.48.
COLOR Major: head, mesosoma, and antennae medium reddish brown; waist, gaster, and legs light reddish brown.
Minor: concolorous light reddish brown.
Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BRAZIL: Serra da Cantareira, São Paulo, col. Adolpho Lutz. Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève - as reported in Wilson (2003)
Named after the collector, Adolpho Lutz. (Wilson 2003)
- Forel, A. 1905e. Miscellanea myrmécologiques II (1905). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 49: 155-185 (page 168, soldier, worker described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 716, fig. major, minor described, Senior synonym of heinzi)