Pheidole manuana

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

Nothing is known about the biology of manuana.

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: Peru (type locality).

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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.

  • manuana. Pheidole manuana Wilson, 2003: 719, figs. (s.w.) PERU.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS Major: head subrectangular in full-face view; middle longitudinal carina of clypeus raised into a low ridge; mesonotal convexity prominent, but humerus more so, in dorsal-oblique view raised as a lobe twice as high above metanotum as the mesonotal convexity; petiolar node tapered to a sub angle at apex in side view; postpetiole oval from above; rugoreticulum present posterior to antennal fossa on each side of head; rear third of head smooth except for several carinulae that run parallel along the dorsal midline to the occiput; pilosity dense and long.

Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; pilosity very long, with some hairs 2X Eye Length; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; mesopleuron foveolate and weakly carinulate.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.40, HL 1.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.76, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: body and mandibles brownish yellow, legs and antennae clear dark yellow.

Minor: body plain light brown, appendages dark yellow.


Pheidole manuana Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

PERU: Estacion Biologica de Cocha Cashu, Madre de Dios, 400 m, col. col. Diane W. Davidson. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Named after Manu National Park, origin of the type colony.

References