Pheidole strigosa

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Pheidole strigosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. strigosa
Binomial name
Pheidole strigosa
Wilson, 2003

Collected from the floor of lowland rainforest. (Wilson 2003)

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: 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.

  • strigosa. Pheidole strigosa Wilson, 2003: 235, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.

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

Description

A member of the diligens group similar to Pheidole alfaroi, Pheidole laticornis and Pheidole seligmanni, distinguished from these and other diligens group species by the following combination of traits.

Major: head elongate, with deeply convex occipital border seen in full-face view; pronotum bilobous in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; postpetiole from above bell-shaped; sculpturing of head limited to carinulae on the anterior third.

Minor: propodeal spines absent, with the basal and declivitous faces of the propodeum joining in a smooth convexity; occiput narrow, with a nuchal collar.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.40, SL 1.00, EL 0.18, PW 0.64. Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.72, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

COLOR Major: body, mandibles, and scape medium yellowish brown, legs yellow.

Minor: head medium brown with yellow anterior genal border; rest of body light brown; appendages yellow.


Pheidole strigosa Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Taperinha Santarém, Pará, 2°54'S 54°20'W, col. Robert L. Jeanne. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L strigosa, thin, lean.

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