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===Description===
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====Worker====
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Minor. (paratype): HL 0.90, HW 0.65, HLA 0.33, SL 1.18, EL 0.14, ML 1.24, PSL 0.36, PMG 0.05, SPL 0.037, PTW 0.13, PPW 0.21, CI 72, SI 182, PSLI 40, PMGI 5.5, SPLI 4.1, PPI 162.
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Mandible and clypeus smooth and shining; three spaced concentric rugae around antennal insertion, otherwise face smooth and shining; posterior margin of vertex rounded;  occipital carina well developed, visible in full face view; scape with abundant erect setae as long as maximum width of scape and abundant reclined setae; promesonotal groove present; metanotal groove deeply impressed; propodeal spines long, thin, downturned; promesonotum smooth and shining; katepisternum and lateral and dorsal faces of propodeum with irregular rugulae; abundant setae (around 0.15 mm length or less) on all body; dorsal (outer) margin of hind tibia with abundant suberect setae longer than maximum width of tibia; first gastral tergum smooth and shining; color light brown.
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Major. (holotype): HL 1.73, HW 1.36, HLA 0.41, SL 0.61, EL 0.22, ML 1.41, PSL 0.05, PMG 0.00, SPL 0.07, PTW 0.29, PPW 0.49, IHT 0.25, OHT 0.54, CI 79, SI 45, PSLI 3, PMGI 0, SPLI 4, PPI 168, HTI 45.
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Mandible smooth and shining, somewhat flattened dorsally, with abundant piligerous punctae and an even covering of long decumbent yellow setae; clypeus with two large, horn-like gibbosities, but these covered from view by prominent tufts of yellow setae that are erect at base, densely clustered on gibbosities like sheaves of wheat, and then curve and become matted distally, forming globose pompons; frontal carinae slanting obliquely outward posteriorly, forming dorsal margins of prominent antennal scrobes, ventral margin of scrobe not sharply defined; scrobe, side of head, and vertex lobes coarsely reticulate rugose; area between frontal carinae and entire middle of face with a deep hemispherical concavity; anterior portion of concavity with dense layer of minute piligerous puncta from which arises a dense, short, yellow pubescence; posterior portion of concavity grading into regular concentric rugae with somewhat longer pubescence; rim of concavity with long, whisker-like setae laterally and posteriorly, basket-like; rest of face and sides of head with abundant erect setae; scape microsculptured and dull, not shining, terete at base, with abundant erect setae longer than maximum width of scape; hypostomal margin straight; median tooth small; inner hypostomal teeth pointed, stout, about one half distance from midline to outer hypostomal teeth; promesonotal groove absent; propodeal spines present; pronotum with reticulate rugae on humerus, sparse transverse carinulae anterolaterally, otherwise generally smooth and shining; rest of mesosoma generally shining, with some irregular rugulae and foveolae; dorsal (outer) margin of hind tibia with abundant suberect setae longer than maximum width of tibia; pilosity abundant on mesosomal dorsum; postpetiole in dorsal view strongly lenticular, much broader than long; first gastral tergite with small patch of longitudinal etched microsculpture near postpetiolar insertion, smooth and shining elsewhere, with abundant long erect yellowish setae; color dark red brown.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:40, 3 March 2016

Pheidole iceni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. iceni
Binomial name
Pheidole iceni
Fernández, 2011

Pheidole-iceni-hal.jpg

Pheidole-iceni-had.jpg

Paratype Specimen Label

The type workers were collected during the day in lowland rainforest.

Identification

Distribution

Chocó, Colombia.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • iceni. Pheidole iceni Fernández, 2011: 666, figs. 1, 2 (s.) COLOMBIA.

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

Description

Worker

Minor. (paratype): HL 0.90, HW 0.65, HLA 0.33, SL 1.18, EL 0.14, ML 1.24, PSL 0.36, PMG 0.05, SPL 0.037, PTW 0.13, PPW 0.21, CI 72, SI 182, PSLI 40, PMGI 5.5, SPLI 4.1, PPI 162.

Mandible and clypeus smooth and shining; three spaced concentric rugae around antennal insertion, otherwise face smooth and shining; posterior margin of vertex rounded; occipital carina well developed, visible in full face view; scape with abundant erect setae as long as maximum width of scape and abundant reclined setae; promesonotal groove present; metanotal groove deeply impressed; propodeal spines long, thin, downturned; promesonotum smooth and shining; katepisternum and lateral and dorsal faces of propodeum with irregular rugulae; abundant setae (around 0.15 mm length or less) on all body; dorsal (outer) margin of hind tibia with abundant suberect setae longer than maximum width of tibia; first gastral tergum smooth and shining; color light brown.

Major. (holotype): HL 1.73, HW 1.36, HLA 0.41, SL 0.61, EL 0.22, ML 1.41, PSL 0.05, PMG 0.00, SPL 0.07, PTW 0.29, PPW 0.49, IHT 0.25, OHT 0.54, CI 79, SI 45, PSLI 3, PMGI 0, SPLI 4, PPI 168, HTI 45.

Mandible smooth and shining, somewhat flattened dorsally, with abundant piligerous punctae and an even covering of long decumbent yellow setae; clypeus with two large, horn-like gibbosities, but these covered from view by prominent tufts of yellow setae that are erect at base, densely clustered on gibbosities like sheaves of wheat, and then curve and become matted distally, forming globose pompons; frontal carinae slanting obliquely outward posteriorly, forming dorsal margins of prominent antennal scrobes, ventral margin of scrobe not sharply defined; scrobe, side of head, and vertex lobes coarsely reticulate rugose; area between frontal carinae and entire middle of face with a deep hemispherical concavity; anterior portion of concavity with dense layer of minute piligerous puncta from which arises a dense, short, yellow pubescence; posterior portion of concavity grading into regular concentric rugae with somewhat longer pubescence; rim of concavity with long, whisker-like setae laterally and posteriorly, basket-like; rest of face and sides of head with abundant erect setae; scape microsculptured and dull, not shining, terete at base, with abundant erect setae longer than maximum width of scape; hypostomal margin straight; median tooth small; inner hypostomal teeth pointed, stout, about one half distance from midline to outer hypostomal teeth; promesonotal groove absent; propodeal spines present; pronotum with reticulate rugae on humerus, sparse transverse carinulae anterolaterally, otherwise generally smooth and shining; rest of mesosoma generally shining, with some irregular rugulae and foveolae; dorsal (outer) margin of hind tibia with abundant suberect setae longer than maximum width of tibia; pilosity abundant on mesosomal dorsum; postpetiole in dorsal view strongly lenticular, much broader than long; first gastral tergite with small patch of longitudinal etched microsculpture near postpetiolar insertion, smooth and shining elsewhere, with abundant long erect yellowish setae; color dark red brown.

Type Material

References