Pheidole soesilae

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Pheidole soesilae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. soesilae
Binomial name
Pheidole soesilae
Makhan, 2007

A dubious species poorly described from a single major, the two images of the type suggest this is a junior synonym of fimbriata

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Suriname (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • soesilae. Pheidole soesilae Makhan, 2007d: 1, figs. 1, 2 (s.) SURINAM. [Appears to be junior synonym of fimbriata: Bolton, unpublished.]

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

Description

Worker

(holotype major): Length 8.2 mm. Colour dark-brown. Total head length 3.7 mm, width 3.0 mm. Entire head carinulate, mandible length 0.7 mm. Eyes small. Antennae dark-brown, scape with short hairs. Mesosoma length 2.0 mm, width 1.1 mm, with short hairs. Petiole length 0.3 mm, width 0.5 mm. Postpetiole length 0.5 mm, width 0.7 mm. Gaster length 2.2 mm, width 2.1 mm, with short hairs.

Type Material

Holotype: major worker, Suriname, Mt. Kasikasima, 27.3.1996, coll. D. Makhan (only the holotype).

Etymology

This species is named after my wife, Soesila Makhan.

References