Pheidole thrasys

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

A Honduras series was collected in wet lowland forest. (Wilson 2003)


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


From Wilson (2003): Known only from the type locality, and from Lancetilla, near Tela, Honduras, col. W. L. Brown.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Honduras, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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This species is only known from the minor.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • thrasys. Pheidole thrasys Wilson, 2003: 631, figs. (w.) PANAMA.

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


DIAGNOSIS A member of the scrobifera group known only from the minor, close to Pheidole arctos of northeastern Mexico and Pheidole epetrion of Ecuador, differing in the narrowed occiput, possession of a nuchal collar, and completely smooth and shiny mesonotum; also close to Pheidole simonsi, differing in its narrower occiput, well-developed nuchal collar, and yellow tarsi.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.62, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.

COLOR Minor: body dark brown, tarsi yellow, rest of appendages light yellow.

Pheidole thrasys Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Holotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

PANAMA: Barro Colorado Island, col. William L. Brown and Elwood S. McCluskey. Museum of Comparative Zoology


Gr thrasys, bold, courageous.