Pheidole renae

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

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Leaf litter in wet forest (Longino 1997).

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Mid-elevation Talamancas and Cordillera de Tilaran (Longino 1997).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • renae. Pheidole renae Wilson, 2003: 497, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS A distinctive member of the flavens group, separable in the major, by the rugoreticulate occiput and anterior pronotal dorsum, cornulate humerus, steep descent of the posterior mesonotum in profile to the metanotum, and shagreened anterior half of the first gastral tergite. The minor has an obtusely angular humerus in dorsal-oblique view and steep descent of the posterior mesonotal profile. Similar to Pheidole geminata and Pheidole lemnisca.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.12, SL 0.62, EL 0.18, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.60, SL 0.64, EL 0.12, PW 0.36.

COLOR Major: concolorous dark yellow.

Minor: concolorous medium yellow.


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Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

COSTA RICA: Rio Peñas Blancas, Prov. Alajuela, 10°19'N 84°34'W, 800 m, col. J. T. Longino. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

In honor of my wife and helper Irene (Renee) Wilson.

References