Pheidole accinota

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Pheidole accinota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. accinota
Binomial name
Pheidole accinota
Wheeler, W.M., 1925

Nothing is known about the biology of accinota.

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: Peru (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.

  • accinota. Pheidole accinota Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 16 (s.w.) PERU. See also: Wilson, 2003: 163.

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

Description

From Wilson (2003): A small, yellowish brown member of the diligens group, with both major and minor further distinguished by a low mesonotal convexity, shallow metanotal depression in side view, and hence a more nearly cylindrical form of the mesosoma in side view than is usual for Pheidole; small propodeal spines; sculpturing reduced to carinulae at eye level and anterior to it on the dorsal surface of the head; foveolation on the mesopleuron and propodeum; and with the remainder of the head and body smooth and shiny.

The minor is also notable for its broad, concave occiput, lacking a nuchal collar. See also alpestris and quiaccana.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.90, HL 0.90, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.46. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.62, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.36.

COLOR Major and minor: head, mesosoma, and waist yellowish brown; gaster and appendages yellow.


Pheidole accinota Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

From Wilson (2003): PERU: Matucana, 2200 m col. Charles T. Brues.Museum of Comparative Zoology and Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet

References

  • Wheeler, W. M. 1925a. Neotropical ants in the collections of the Royal Museum of Stockholm. Ark. Zool. 17A(8 8: 1-55 (page 16, soldier, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 163, fig. major, minor described)