Pheidole reichenspergeri

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Pheidole reichenspergeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. reichenspergeri
Binomial name
Pheidole reichenspergeri
Santschi, 1923

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of reichenspergeri.


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • reichenspergeri. Pheidole reichenspergeri Santschi, 1923d: 49 (s.w.) BRAZIL. See also: Wilson, 2003: 223.

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


From Wilson (2003): A member of the diligens group resembling in different traits Pheidole coffeicola, Pheidole laevifrons, Pheidole longiseta and Pheidole variegata (= Pheidole pubiventris), and differing by the following combination of traits.

Major: antennal scape fails to reach the occipital corner by its own maximum width; a small convexity present on the metanotum; pilosity dense and very long, some of the hairs 2! the Eye Length; pronotum completely covered by transverse carinulae and foveolate; rugoreticulum absent on head; carinulae originating on frontal lobes reach posteriorly well beyond the level of the eye.

Minor: pilosity extremely long, with some of the hairs more than 2! the Eye Length; humerus feebly subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; occiput with nuchal crest.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.22, SL 0.88, EL 0.22, PW 0.64. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

COLOR Major and minor: light reddish brown, appendages brownish yellow.

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Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Lectotype Specimen Labels

Type Material

BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel - as reported in Wilson (2003)


Eponymous. (Wilson 2003)