Pheidole kuna , 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: 441

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole kuna
status

new species

Pheidole kuna  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Kuna  HNS  , Amerindian tribe of the San Bias region.

Diagnosis a very small, bicolorous member of the flavens  HNS  group close to flavens  HNS  , with which it may be synonymous, and tayrona  HNS  , distinguished from both in the major, which has a distinctive bicolorous body and angulate mesonotum. See also breviseta  HNS  , hizemops  HNS  , lignicola  HNS  , micon  HNS  , and tenebra  HNS  .

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.74, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.36, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

color Major and minor: gaster and postpetiole light brown; rest of body and appendages reddish yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology In rainforest.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PANAMA: Nusagandi, San Bias Province (Leeanne E. Tennant-Alonso). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole