Nothing is known about the biology of subaberrans.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Recorded from Tucumán and Salta, Argentina. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- subaberrans. Elasmopheidole subaberrans Kusnezov, 1952b: 71 (s.w.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Pheidole (Elasmopheidole): Kempf, 1972a: 184. See also: Wilson, 2003: 140.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): A member of the aberrans group — actually, an intermediate in habitus between the aberrans and tristis groups — distinguished as follows.
Major: large; head bicolored; occipital carina not present as in other aberrans-group species; hypostoma lacking spines; in full-face view, frontal lobes broad, asymmetrical, with pointed anterior borders that just reach the anterior clypeal border; humeri very large, rising 4X higher than the mesonotal convexity in dorsal-oblique view; acute, forward-projecting process on postpetiolar venter, as seen from the side; pronotum partly covered by transverse carinulae.
Minor: low process present on venter of postpetiole, as seen from the side; semicircular carinulae cover the pronotum; propodeal spines thin, needle-like.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.44, HL 1.76, SL 0.60, EL 0.16, PW 0.86. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.68, SL 0.54, EL 0.12, PW 0.44.
COLOR Major: reddish yellow except for frontal lobes and borders of mandibles, which are a sharply contrasting blackish brown.
Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor.Scale bars = 1 mm.
L subaberrans, below, i.e., almost aberrans. (Wilson 2003)
- Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 184, Combination in Pheidole (Elasmopheidole))
- Kusnezov, N. 1952d . El género Pheidole en la Argentina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zool. Lilloana 12: 5-88 (page 71, soldier, worker described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 140, fig. major, minor described)