Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914
From Wilson (2003): In Haiti, the type colonies were recorded as nesting in soil (W. M. Mann), while in the Dominican Republic, the Constanza colony was found beneath a rock in a pine-hardwood forested ravine (W. L. and D. E. Brown).
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- illota. Pheidole terresi var. illota Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 23 (s.w.) HAITI. Junior synoynm of terresi: Wilson, 2003: 523.
- terresi. Pheidole terresi Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 22 (s.w.q.) HAITI. Senior synonym of illota: Wilson, 2003: 523.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): DIAGNOSIS A medium-sized, concolorous yellow member of the flavens group distinguished in both major and minor by the almost complete absence of sculpturing over the entire body (which is thus smooth and shiny), except for longitudinal carinulae on the anterior half of the head capsule. Further, in the major: a weakly developed but distinct mesonotal convexity in dorsal-oblique view, petiolar node triangular in side view, postpetiolar node subangulate from above.
Minor: pilosity sparse and short, propodeal spine shaped like an equilateral triangle.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.84, HL 0.90, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.40. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.44, SL 0.38, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
COLOR Major: concolorous clear medium yellow, except for gaster and appendages, which are light yellow.
Minor: concolorous pale yellow.
Figure. Upper: major. Lower: minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Diquini, Haiti. Museum of Comparative Zoology (Wilson 2003)
Named after J. B. Terres, one of William M. Mann’s hosts in Haiti. (Wilson 2003)
- Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 33: 1-61 (page 22, soldier, worker, queen described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 523, Senior synonym of illota, fig. major, minor described)