Found in montane rainforest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- servilia. Pheidole servilia Wilson, 2003: 507, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Similar in various ways to Pheidole albipes, Pheidole alticola, Pheidole browni, Pheidole cardiella, Pheidole chalca, Pheidole euryscopa, Pheidole hedlundorum, Pheidole lustrata, Pheidole monteverdensis and Pheidole palenquensis, differing as follows.
Major: head subrectangular in full-face view; eye set far forward on head; in side view, carinulae originate on lower anterior margin of eye and just above it curve and travel mesally; profile of promesonotum almost perfectly semicircular; propodeal spines medium-long and thin; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped; almost all of dorsal surface of head, including occiput, carinulate; all of mesosoma and almost all of dorsal head surface foveolate.
Minor: eye very far forward on head, its distance from the anterior genal border much less than an Eye Length; promesonotal profile a nearly perfect semicircle; propodeal spines medium-length and thin; dorsal surface of head and most of mesosoma variably foveolate.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.34, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.44, SL 0.36, EL 0.08, PW 0.26.
COLOR Major: body medium reddish yellow, appendages light reddish yellow.
Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Represa Calima, above the dam, Valle, 1600 m, col. W. L. Brown and R. B. Root. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after Julius Caesar’s mistress, and powerful political figure following the assassination.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 507, fig. major, minor described)