Pheidole nodgii verlatenensis

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Pheidole nodgii verlatenensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. nodgii
Subspecies: P. nodgii verlatenensis
Trinomial name
Pheidole nodgii verlatenensis
Wheeler, W.M., 1937

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, Krakatau Islands.


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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.

  • verlatenensis. Pheidole nodgii subsp. verlatenensis Wheeler, W.M. 1937a: 22 (s.) INDONESIA (Verlaten I.).

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

Description

Worker

Soldier. Length 2.3 - 2.4 mm.

Distinctly smaller than the typical nodgii Forel and its subspecies tjibodana and maxwellensis. The head is more deeply impressed posteriorly than in tjibodana and more shining. Its sculpture is like that of the typical nodgii, the po~terior corners being coarsely reticulate-rugose with finely reticulated interrugal spaces, the humeri are less acute, the mesonotal torus much less pronounced, the epinotal spines decidedly shorter and the postpetiole proportionally longer, with less acute lateral angles. The color is black, like that of tjibodana, but the front, petiole, postpetiole and basal third of the first gastric segment are ferruginous

Type Material

Described from three specimens taken during January 1933 on Verlaten Island.

References

  • Wheeler, W. M. 1937a. Additions to the ant-fauna of Krakatau and Verlaten Island. Treubia 16: 21-24 (page 22, soldier described)