Nothing is known about the biology of globularia.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- globularia. Pheidole globularia Wilson, 2003: 552, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A member of the perpusilla group (very small, with 10-segmented antennae), distinguished within the group as follows.
Major: head in full-face view 1.1X times broader than long; carinulae originating on the frontal lobes spread laterad away from the midline as they approach the occiput; sides of head posterior to eye lack carinulae, covered only with foveolae; small, triangular process present on postpetiole venter; propodeal spines robust, as long as the basal propodeal face anterior to them; mesosoma, waist, and gaster almost completely devoid of sculpturing.
Minor: propodeal spines more than half as long as the propodeal face anterior to them; body completely devoid of sculpturing, and entirely smooth and shiny.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.60, SL 0.36, EL 0.12, PW 0.32. Paratype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.38, SL 0.32, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
COLOR Major and minor: concolorous dark yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: 25 km north of Puyo, Pastaza, 1000 m, col. Stewart and Jarmilla Kukalova-Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L globularia, of a small ball, referring to the head shape of the major.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 552, fig. major, minor described)
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.