Pheidole naylae

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

From Wilson (2003): Pit trap, wet forest (col. A. Perez).


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Cuba (type locality), Greater Antilles.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • naylae. Pheidole naylae Wilson, 2003: 727, figs. (w.) CUBA.

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


Major: unknown.

Minor: a medium-sized yellowish brown member of the tristis group, whose minor has very long, straight needle-like propodeal spines, prominent teeth on the humerus, low petiole that is bell-shaped from above, and parallel transverse carinulae and rugulae covering the sides of the head, the occiput, and most of the pronotal dorsum.

Similar to the minor workers of Pheidole alayoi, Pheidole cubaensis and Pheidole macromischoides of Cuba and Pheidole androsana of the Bahamas, differing in many traits of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated, and color.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.76, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.44

COLOR Body yellowish brown, appendages dark yellow.

Pheidole naylae Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Holotype, minor. (Major unknown.) Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

COSTA RICA: La Selva Biological Station, near Puerto Viejo, Heredia (Bert Hölldobler). Museum of Comparative Zoology


In honor ofNayla Fontenla.