Pheidole mapinguari

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Pheidole mapinguari
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species group: fallax
Species: P. mapinguari
Binomial name
Pheidole mapinguari
Casadei-Ferreira, Economo & Feitosa, 2020

This is one of the most common species found in the Parque Estadual de Vila Velha, Ponta Grossa, Paraná. Specimens were mostly collected with pitfall traps in different phytophysiognomies, including open grasslands and shrublands.

Identification

Pheidole mapinguari is similar to Pheidole longiseta. Majors and minors of Pheidole mapinguari have the pronotal dorsum areolate with few rugulae anteriorly; and Pheidole longiseta has the pronotal dorsum smooth.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • aciculata. Pheidole mapinguari Casadei-Ferreira, Economo & Feitosa, 2020: 10, figs. 6, 11 (w.) BRAZIL.

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