Pheidole peruviana , 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: 731

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole peruviana
status

new species

Pheidole peruviana  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the country of origin of the type colony.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to amata  HNS  , ambigua  HNS  , celaena  HNS  , fera  HNS  , germaini  HNS  , rutilana  HNS  , schwarzmaieri  HNS  , superba  HNS  , and vomer  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; head in side view with strongly convex venter and weakly convex dorsum, tapering strongly toward occiput, and in full-face view subrectangular, somewhat elongate, with straight sides; small patch of rugoreticulum present just posterior to antennal fossa on each side; remainder of anterior half of head dorsum mostly carinulate, and posterior half smooth and shiny; humeri in dorsal-oblique view raised as prominent lobes; anterior third of pronotal dorsum carinulate and remainder of promesonotal dorsum smooth, as well as lower half of mesopleuron; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.

Minor: occiput strongly narrowed, with nuchal collar; all of head posterior to eyes smooth; all of mesosoma foveolate; propodeal spines small and vertical on the propodeal basal face.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.80, HL 2.10, SL 0.86, EL 0.22, PW 0.88.

Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.72, SL 0.86, EL 0.12, PW 0.42.

Color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Estacion Biologia de Cocha Cashu, Manu National Park, Madre de Dios, 400 m (Diane W. Davidson). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole