Pheidole rutilana , 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: 746

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole rutilana
status

new species

Pheidole rutilana  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L rutilana  HNS  , red, alluding to the color of the major.

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

Major: yellowish red; head in full-face view quadrate, almost as wide as long and with shallow occipital cleft; humeri in dorsaloblique view prominent, raised as large equilateral triangles; center of promesonotal profde in side view slightly raised as an obtuse angle; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa on each side of head; posterior fourth of dorsal head surface smooth.

Minor: occiput only slightly narrowed but possesses nuchal collar; humeri in dorsal-oblique view dentate; center of promesonotal profile in side view slightly raised as an obtuse angle; almost all of head as well as all of pronotum smooth and shiny. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.06, SL 0.62, EL 0.14, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.56, SL 0.58, EL 0.10, PW 0.34. Color Major: concolorous yellowish red. Minor: concolorous light reddish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from rainforest canopy.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Taperinha, Para (Robert L. Jeanne). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole