Nothing is known about the biology of peckorum.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Only known from the type locality.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- peckorum. Pheidole peckorum Wilson, 2003: 628, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A strikingly unique species within the scrobifera group and Pheidole in general.
Major: anterior two-thirds of the dorsal head surface covered by a dense felt of very short, exactly erect hairs of uniform length; antennal scrobe deep, extending posteriorly past the transverse midline of the head and devoid of sculpturing; head rectangular in fullface view, and all of the anterior three-fourths except the central piece of the clypeus and frontal triangle rugoreticulate.
Minor: all of the anterior five-sixths of the head capsule dorsum, including the frontal lobes, rugoreticulate; humerus right-angular in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines very long.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.26, SL 0.50, EL 0.12, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.56, SL 0.50, EL 0.06, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: body medium reddish brown except gaster which is light brown, appendages yellow.
Minor: concolorous reddish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor; tentatively associated with holotype major; 25 km north of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, 1000 m, col. Stewart B. Peck and Jarmila Kukalová-Peck. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Ecuador: 22 km southwest of Puyo, Pastaza, col. Stewart B. Peck and Jarmila Kukalová-Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named in honor of the collectors, both distinguished entomologists and field researchers.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 628, 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.