Pheidole dasypyx

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of dasypyx.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Known from Costa Rica and Panama.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 9.166667° to 9.15°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Major

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • dasypyx. Pheidole dasypyx Wilson, 2003: 612, figs. (s.w.) PANAMA.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS Major: distinguished within the punctatissima group by the combination of the 3-lobed promesonotal profile in side view, with the mesonotal (rearmost) convexity flat-topped; long, robust propodeal spine; completely rugulose posterior half of the head, reaching all the way to the occiput; completely foveolate and opaque first gastral tergite; and dense pilosity.

Minor: head, mesosoma, and waist entirely foveolate and opaque; occiput narrow, with a very thin nuchal collar.

Both castes are yellow.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.96, HL 0.94, SL 0.66, EL 0.16, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.54, SL 0.68, EL 0.10, PW 0.32.

COLOR Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.


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Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm. [Specimen Labels]

Type Material

PANAMA: Barro Colorado Island, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Gr dasypyx, hairy rump, referring to the dense pilosity of the gaster.

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donoso D. A. 2014. Assembly mechanisms shaping tropical litter ant communities. Ecography 37 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00253.x
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kaspari M., D. Donoso, J. A. Lucas, T. Zumbusch, and A. D. Kay. 2012. Using nutritional ecology to predict community structure: a field test in Neotropical ants. Ecosphere 3(11): art.93.