Pheidole indistincta

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 196

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole indistincta
status

 

Pheidole indistincta  HNS  Forel

Pheidole indistincta  HNS  Forel 1899e: 75.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L indistincta  HNS  , obscure, allusion unknown.

Diagnosis Close to piceonigra  HNS  of Costa Rica and Mexico, considered by Longino (1997) to belong with it in a single, very variable species, but by me to represent a different, sympatric species. See description of the differences in the Diagnosis of piceonigra  HNS  . Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.26, HL 1.20, SL 0.94, EL 0.22, PW 0.66. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.62, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

color Major: body and posterior two-thirds of head plain medium brown; anterior third of head a slightly contrasting yellowish brown; appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: concolorous plain light brown; appendages tending to yellowish brown, especially tarsi. range Known only from Costa Rica; see discussion under piceonigra  HNS  . biology Unknown; see discussion under piceonigra  HNS  .

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. COSTA RICA: "Tonduz." Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole