Pheidole sperata

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Pheidole sperata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species group: quadricuspis
Species: P. sperata
Binomial name
Pheidole sperata
Forel, 1915

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Eguchi et al. (2016) - Distinction from Pheidole leloi: In the major, ventrolateral face of vertexal lobe weakly and finely rugoso-punctate; lateral face of promesonotal dome, mesopleuron, metapleuron and dorsal face of propodeum punctate; first gastral tergite finely punctate over the surface or in anterior half to two thirds. In the minor, dorsum of mesosoma sparsely with relatively short standing hairs; dorsal faces of head and promesonotal dome punctate but not overlain with rugae; petiolar node in lateral view blunt at apex, and in posterior view not emarginate at apex.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (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.

  • sperata. Pheidole sperata Forel, 1915a: 29 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).

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

Description

Type Material

Eguchi et al. (2016) - Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève; Indonesia, Sumatra, Simalur, Sinabang; E. Jacobson leg.; ii/1913 [4 syntypes (2 majors, 2 minors), CASENT0907770 and CASENT0907771.

Description

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