Pheidole subnuda

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

Besides knowing males were present in the nest at La Parada, Venezuela, on 13 September nothing is known about the biology of subnuda. (Wilson 2003)

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

From Wilson (2003): Known from the type locality; and from La Parada, San Cristóbal (1100 m) and Palmira (1200 m), both in Tachira, Venezuela, col. J. Lattke.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality), Venezuela.

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.

  • subnuda. Pheidole subnuda Wilson, 2003: 236, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.

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 radoszkowskii and related species, and distinguished as follows.

Major: posterior dorsal half of head covered by faint longitudinal carinulae; pronotal dorsum transversely rugulose; gaster entirely smooth; pronotal dorsum weakly bilobous; mesosoma hairless.

Minor: posterior third of ventral head profile concave; humerus and mesosomal convexity angulate; head and gaster entirely smooth and shiny; mesosoma and waist entirely foveolate and opaque; dorsal mesosomal profile bearing peculiar short, curving hairs.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.92, SL 0.66, EL 0.18, PW 0.50. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.38.

COLOR Major: body light brown, appendages dark yellow.

Minor: body medium brown; tarsi yellow, and rest of appendages brownish yellow to light brown.


Pheidole subnuda Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

COLOMBIA: Caño El Buque, S. Villavicencio, Meta, 480 m, col. Charles Kugler. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L subnuda, almost bare (of pilosity).

References