A dubious species poorly described from a single major, the two images of the type suggest this is a junior synonym of fimbriata
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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 [Appears to be junior synonym of fimbriata: Bolton, unpublished.]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.
(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.
Holotype: major worker, Suriname, Mt. Kasikasima, 27.3.1996, coll. D. Makhan (only the holotype).
This species is named after my wife, Soesila Makhan.