From Wilson (2003): Pit trap, wet forest (col. A. Perez).
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.
- 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.
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.
Figure. Holotype, minor. (Major unknown.) Scale bars = 1 mm.
COSTA RICA: La Selva Biological Station, near Puerto Viejo, Heredia (Bert Hölldobler). Museum of Comparative Zoology
In honor ofNayla Fontenla.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 727, fig. minor described)