Pheidole reclusi

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Pheidole reclusi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. reclusi
Binomial name
Pheidole reclusi
Forel, 1899

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of reclusi.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Recorded from the type locality and near Minca, both in Magdalena, Colombia. (Wilson 2003)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Nomenclature

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

  • reclusi. Pheidole distorta r. reclusi Forel, 1899c: 75 (footnote) (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Forel, 1901e: 356 (q.). Combination in P. (Trachypheidole): Emery, 1922e: 111. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 256.

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

Description

From Wilson (2003): A member of the distorta group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: similar to Pheidole distorta (q.v.) but with less exaggerated promesonotal hump, its rear face descending obliquely rather than vertically to the metanotum in side view; propodeal spines well developed; rugoreticulum of vertex loose, with large, smooth interspaces.

Minor: propodeal spines strongly developed; humerus denticulate in dorsal-oblique view; occipital border in full-face view concave.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Major (Minca, Colombia): HW 1.78, HL 1.76, SL 0.64, EL 0.16, PW 0.80. Minor (Minca, Colombia): HW 0.66, HL 0.66, SL 0.62, EL 0.14, PW 0.42.

COLOR Major: bicolorous, with head light reddish brown, rest of body and appendages dark reddish to blackish brown.

Minor: concolorous light brown except for gaster, which is dark brown.


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Figure. Upper: major (compared with syntype by W. L. Brown). Lower: minor. COLOMBIA: 2–3 km above Minca, Magdalena. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Syntype Specimen Labels

Type Material

San Antonio, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena. Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Presumably L reclusa, shut up, separate, removed. (Wilson 2003)

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 111, Combination in P. (Trachyphe idole))
  • Forel, A. 1899e. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 57-80 (page 75, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1901j. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 334-382 (page 356, queen described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 256, Raised to species, fig. major, minor described)