Pheidole peckorum

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

Nothing is known about the biology of peckorum.

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: Ecuador (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.

  • peckorum. Pheidole peckorum Wilson, 2003: 628, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS A strikingly unique species within the scrobifera group and Pheidole in general.

Major: anterior two-thirds of the dorsal head surface covered by a dense felt of very short, exactly erect hairs of uniform length; antennal scrobe deep, extending posteriorly past the transverse midline of the head and devoid of sculpturing; head rectangular in fullface view, and all of the anterior three-fourths except the central piece of the clypeus and frontal triangle rugoreticulate.

Minor: all of the anterior five-sixths of the head capsule dorsum, including the frontal lobes, rugoreticulate; humerus right-angular in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines very long.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.26, SL 0.50, EL 0.12, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.56, SL 0.50, EL 0.06, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: body medium reddish brown except gaster which is light brown, appendages yellow.

Minor: concolorous reddish yellow.


Pheidole peckorum Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor; tentatively associated with holotype major; 25 km north of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, 1000 m, col. Stewart B. Peck and Jarmila Kukalová-Peck. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

Ecuador: 22 km southwest of Puyo, Pastaza, col. Stewart B. Peck and Jarmila Kukalová-Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Named in honor of the collectors, both distinguished entomologists and field researchers.

References