Pheidole obapara

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

The only known specimens of Pheidole obapara were collected in a leaf-litter sample within a small fragment of semideciduous forest beside a stream in the Parque Estadual do Guartelá. For details about the type-locality see Pheidole abaticanga.

Identification

Pheidole obapara is similar to Pheidole transversostriata. In both species, majors have curved rugulae in the space between the frontal carinae, which extend from one frontal lobe to the other, becoming gradually transversal posteriorly. Majors of Pheidole obapara have the head dorsal profile anteriorly convex and depressed near the vertexal portion, and the interspaces among the face rugulae areolate; Pheidole transversostriata has the dorsal profile broadly convex, and the interspaces smooth.

Keys including this Species

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 obapara Casadei-Ferreira, Economo & Feitosa, 2020: 11, figs. 7, 11 (w.) BRAZIL.

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