Pheidole renae

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Pheidole renae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. renae
Binomial name
Pheidole renae
Wilson, 2003

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Leaf litter in wet forest (Longino 1997).


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Mid-elevation Talamancas and Cordillera de Tilaran (Longino 1997).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica (type locality).

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.

  • renae. Pheidole renae Wilson, 2003: 497, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.

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


DIAGNOSIS A distinctive member of the flavens group, separable in the major, by the rugoreticulate occiput and anterior pronotal dorsum, cornulate humerus, steep descent of the posterior mesonotum in profile to the metanotum, and shagreened anterior half of the first gastral tergite. The minor has an obtusely angular humerus in dorsal-oblique view and steep descent of the posterior mesonotal profile. Similar to Pheidole geminata and Pheidole lemnisca.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.12, SL 0.62, EL 0.18, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.60, SL 0.64, EL 0.12, PW 0.36.

COLOR Major: concolorous dark yellow.

Minor: concolorous medium yellow.

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Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

COSTA RICA: Rio Peñas Blancas, Prov. Alajuela, 10°19'N 84°34'W, 800 m, col. J. T. Longino. Museum of Comparative Zoology


In honor of my wife and helper Irene (Renee) Wilson.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Longino J. T. L., and M. G. Branstetter. 2018. The truncated bell: an enigmatic but pervasive elevational diversity pattern in Middle American ants. Ecography 41: 1-12.
  • Longino J. et al. ADMAC project. Accessed on March 24th 2017 at