The Paraguayan colony was collected in forest leaf litter. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Known from the type locality and from Reserva Mbaracayli, Jejuimi, Canendiyli, Paraguay. (Wilson 2003)
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 25.68015° to -22.809943°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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|Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.|
|Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.|
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|Worker. Specimen code casent0178037. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences.||Owned by ALWC, Alex L. Wild Collection.|
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|Queen (alate/dealate). Specimen code casent0178036. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences.||Owned by ALWC, Alex L. Wild Collection.|
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|Male (alate). Specimen code casent0178038. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences.||Owned by ALWC, Alex L. Wild Collection.|
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- mosenopsis. Pheidole mosenopsis Wilson, 2003: 724, figs. (s.w.) BOLIVIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Similar in various characters to Pheidole binasifera, Pheidole diabolus, Pheidole gravida, Pheidole mirabilis, Pheidole mosenopsis, Pheidole nasifera, Pheidole rhinoceros and Pheidole unicornis, especially moseni, and distinguished as follows.
Major: frontal lobes extend forward as rounded subangular processes in side view; eyes very small, Eye Length much less than onetenth Head Width; rugoreticulum present on each side of head from eye to antennal fossa; carinulae cover all of posterior dorsal surface of head except occiput; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum transversely rugulose-carinulate, and almost all of the rest of mesosoma smooth and shiny.
Minor (Canindeyli, Paraguay): proportionately small, and small-eyed; promesonotum in side view smoothly and strongly convex; almost all of dorsal surface of head carinulate and foveolate; lower half of mesopleuron smooth, remainder of meso soma almost all smooth; propodeal spines small, equilaterally triangular.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.82, HL 0.92, SL 0.38, EL 0.06, PW 0.46. Minor (Canendiyli, Paraguay): HW 0.42, HL 0.46, SL 0.40, EL 0.04, PW 0.24.
COLOR Major: head and mandibles dark reddish brown, mesosoma and gaster plain medium brown, waist yellowish brown, antennae and legs medium yellow.
Minor (Paraguay): body dark yellowish brown, appendages medium yellow.
Figure. Holotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BOLIVIA: near radio station, Caranavi, Cordallera Real, La Paz, 800 m, col. Charles Kugler. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr mosenopsis, resembling mosen(i) (q.v.).
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 724, 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.
- Wild, A. L. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.