Collected from rainforest canopy. (Wilson 2003)
- 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.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- rutilana. Pheidole rutilana Wilson, 2003: 746, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Similar in various traits to Pheidole amata, Pheidole ambigua, Pheidole celaena, Pheidole fera, Pheidole germaini, Pheidole peruviana, Pheidole schwarzmaieri, Pheidole superba and Pheidole vomer, differing as follows.
Major: yellowish red; head in full-face view quadrate, almost as wide as long and with shallow occipital cleft; humeri in dorsaloblique view prominent, raised as large equilateral triangles; center of promesonotal profile in side view slightly raised as an obtuse angle; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa on each side of head; posterior fourth of dorsal head surface smooth.
Minor: occiput only slightly narrowed but possesses nuchal collar; humeri in dorsal-oblique view dentate; center of promesonotal profile in side view slightly raised as an obtuse angle; almost all of head as well as all of pronotum smooth and shiny.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.06, SL 0.62, EL 0.14, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.56, SL 0.58, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: concolorous yellowish red.
Minor: concolorous light reddish brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BRAZIL: Taperinha, Pará, col. Robert L. Jeanne. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L rutilana, red, alluding to the color of the major.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 746, fig. major, minor described)
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Wilson E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, [ix] + 794 pp.