Pheidole agricola

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

The colony was found in an agricultural field created by clear-cutting and burning. (Wilson 2003)


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Mexico (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • agricola. Pheidole agricola Wilson, 2003: 556, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO.

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


DIAGNOSIS A distinctive member of the pilifera group recognizable by the following combination of traits.

Major: reddish yellow, medium-sized; with dense, very long, erect to suberect pilosity on the dorsal surface of the body; prominent, broad semicircular notch in anterior clypeal border; relatively long, thin propodeal spines, faintly bilobed pronotal profile in dorsal-oblique view; carinulae confined on head to the anterior third, and elsewhere to the anterior half of the pronotal dorsum; rest of body smooth and shiny.

Minor: light brown; pilosity of dorsal surface of body abundant, very long, and erect to suberect; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; body almost completely smooth and shiny.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.18, HL 1.38, SL 0.66, EL 0.16, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.60, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous light brown.

Pheidole agricola Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Type Locality Information

MEXICO: 24 km southwest of Cintalpa, Chiapas, 710 m, col. William P. MacKay.


L agricola, field-dweller, referring to the collection site of the type series.