Pheidole dumicola

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

The type series, including winged reproductives, was collected from a soil nest in second-growth thorn forest, on 28–29 August 1953. (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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • dumicola. Pheidole dumicola Wilson, 2003: 411, 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.


Similar to Pheidole charazana and Pheidole floricola, differs as follows.

Major: head subrectangular and moderately elongate, with straight sides; antennal scrobes present; most of anterior half of head rugoreticulate, including outer margins of frontal lobes and all of genae but not antennal fossae, frontal triangle or midclypeus; humerus in dorsal-oblique view raised and lobose; all of mesosoma foveolate; postpetiole from above spinose.

Minor: pilosity sparse, with hairs on mesosomal dorsum consisting of well-spaced pairs of equal length; humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; occiput broad, its margin straight; postpetiole from above large, circular, nearly 2X broader than petiole. MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.82, HL 1.00, SL 0.44, EL 0.12, PW 0.46. Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.46, SL 0.40, EL 0.06, PW 0.26.

COLOR Major and minor: light yellowish brown.

Pheidole dumicola Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

MEXICO: 10 km east of Campeche, Yucatán Peninsula, col. E. O. Wilson. Museum of Comparative Zoology


L dumicola, dweller in thorn-bush.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Vasquez-Bolanos M. 2011. Checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Mexico. Dugesiana 18(1): 95-133.
  • Vásquez-Bolaños M. 2011. Lista de especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) para México. Dugesiana 18: 95-133
  • Wilson, E.O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Genus. Harvard University Press