Pheidole schwarzmaieri

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Pheidole schwarzmaieri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. schwarzmaieri
Binomial name
Pheidole schwarzmaieri
Borgmeier, 1939

Nothing is known about the biology of schwarzmaieri.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

From Wilson (2003): Recorded from Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo in southern Brazil and Misiones in northern Argentina (Kempf 1972b).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (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.

  • schwarzmaieri. Pheidole schwarzmaieri Borgmeier, 1939: 420, fig, 6 (s.w.) BRAZIL. See also: Wilson, 2003: 750.

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): DIAGNOSIS Similar to Pheidole amata, Pheidole ambigua, Pheidole celaena, Pheidole fera, Pheidole germaini, Pheidole peruviana, Pheidole rutilana, Pheidole superba and Pheidole vomer, differing as follows.

Major: large, rich reddish brown; center of median clypeal carinae projects forward as a short lobe; head subrectangular, elongate, with deep occipital cleft; posterior half of dorsal head surface smooth and shiny, anterior half carinulate; no rugoreticulum; small metanotal convexity present in addition to mesonotal convexity; propodeal spines in side view large and vertical to propodeal basal face; apex of petiolar node in side view tapers to a blunt point; mesosoma and waist foveolate and opaque.

Minor: occiput narrow, with nuchal collar; all of body foveolate and opaque except gaster, which is entirely smooth; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 2.02, HL 2.50, SL 1.00, EL 0.24, PW 0.80. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.72, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.42.

COLOR Major: head, mandibles, and mesosoma rich medium reddish brown; waist and gaster plain medium to dark brown; appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: head and gaster medium brown; mesosoma, waist, and appendages light brown.


Pheidole schwarzmaieri Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: lectotype, major (with magnified profile of metanotum and surrounding area shown above side view; and below head, three hypostomas, the lectotype on the left and two examples from an Anápolis, Goiás, series in the middle and on right). Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Goiânia, Goiás. Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Eponymous. (Wilson 2003)

References