Pheidole macracantha , Wilson, E. O., 2003

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 717

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole macracantha
status

new species

Pheidole macracantha  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr macracantha  HNS  , large thorn, alluding to propodeal spine.

Diagnosis Tentatively placed in the tristis  HNS  group because of its larger size, macracantha  HNS  is similar to cataphracta  HNS  of the punctatissima  HNS  group, differing in the minor caste as follows: much larger; occiput in full face strongly convex instead of concave; pilosity denser and longer; first gastral tergite mostly shagreened.

measurements (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.76, SL 0.78, EL 0.12, PW 0.46.

Color Concolorous yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, minor. PANAMA: Guipe (J. Zetek). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole