This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Only known from the type locality.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- perkinsi. Pheidole perkinsi Wilson, 2003: 485, figs. (s.w.) DOMINICA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: blackish brown body contrasts with pale yellow legs; shallow antennal scrobe present; on dorsal head surface, carinulae and rugulae covering anterior three-fourths of head give way to band of irregular rugoreticulum just in advance of occiput, which gives way in turn to the smooth occiput; eye narrow, placed far forward on head; humeri and metanotum rugoreticulate; postpetiole elliptical.
Minor: eye very large, set forward on the head so that it is separated from the anterior head margin by only about a Head Length; humerus denticulate; propodeal spine equilaterally triangular.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.76, HL 0.80, SL 0.48, EL 0.08, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.22.
COLOR Major: body blackish brown except for genae, which are contrasting reddish yellow; mandibles reddish brown; other appendages pale yellow.
Minor: body blackish brown, appendages pale yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Type Locality Information
DOMINICA (WEST INDIES): trail 0.2 km northeast of Ponte Casse, northwest slope of Morne Trois Pitons, St. Paul’s Parish, 790 m, col. Philip D. Perkins.
Named after the collector and entomologist Philip D. Perkins.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Text and images from this publication used by permission of the author. (page 485, fig. major, minor described)