Pheidole hasticeps

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

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Specimen Label

Nothing is known about the biology of hasticeps.


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Known from Costa Rica.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 17.509° to 9.7509026°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • hasticeps. Pheidole hasticeps Wilson, 2003: 704, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.

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


DIAGNOSIS Closely similar to Pheidole subarmata, but differing by the following traits.

Major: larger and more darkly colored; pronotum bilobous; propodeal spines longer and thinner, postpetiolar nodal margins more sharply angulate; carinulae mesad to the eyes extend halfway to the occipital border.

Minor: larger and darker, otherwise nearly identical to Pheidole subarmata. See also the less similar Pheidole allarmata, Pheidole cramptoni, Pheidole synarmata and Pheidole triplex.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.40, SL 0.60, EL 0.16, PW 0.64. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.54, SL 0.54, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: head and body dark brown, appendages light to medium brown.

Minor: head and body medium brown, appendages light brown.

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

Type Material

COSTA RICA: San José de la Montaña, 10 km north of Heredia, col. Yvette Perfecto. Museum of Comparative Zoology


L hasticeps, spear-headed, referring to the major.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Longino J. T. L., and M. G. Branstetter. 2018. The truncated bell: an enigmatic but pervasive elevational diversity pattern in Middle American ants. Ecography 41: 1-12.
  • Longino J. et al. ADMAC project. Accessed on March 24th 2017 at