Pheidole euryscopa

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

This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.

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: Colombia (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.

  • euryscopa. Pheidole euryscopa Wilson, 2003: 415, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.

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

Description

Similar in various traits to Pheidole albipes, Pheidole alticola, Pheidole camilla, Pheidole ebenina, Pheidole hazenae, Pheidole lustrata, Pheidole monteverdensis, Pheidole palenquensis and Pheidole servilia, differing as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; eyes set well forward on head; long, curved, backward-directed propodeal spines; weakly cornulate pronotal humeri; weak mesonotal convexity; and mostly carinulate cephalic dorsum with smooth occiput.

Minor: long, backward-directed propodeal spines.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 1.02, SL 0.56, EL 0.16, PW 0.46. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.60, SL 0.52, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: head and gaster medium reddish yellow with local patches of brownish tinge. Rest of body, and appendages, light to medium reddish yellow.

Minor: medium reddish yellow, appendages plain medium yellow.


Pheidole euryscopa Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de los Guacheros, 10 km southeast of Palestina, Huila, 1900–2000 m, col. C. Kugler and J. Hahn. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Gr euryscopa, wide view, referring to the large, forward-placed eyes.

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