Pheidole deceptrix

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 679

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole deceptrix
status

 

Pheidole deceptrix  HNS  Forel

Pheidole deceptrix  HNS  Forel 1899e: 66.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L deceptrix  HNS  , deceiver, allusion unknown.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, brown species of uncertain affinities, distinguished as follows.

Major: head somewhat elongate, with a deep occipital cleft and subangulate corners, as illustrated, and dorsal surface longitudinally carinulate and foveolate except for occipital lobes, frontal triangle, and mid-clypeus; rugoreticulum extends from eye to antennal fossa on each side of head; all of mesosoma and sides of waist foveolate and opaque; propodeal spines thin; postpetiole seen from above elliptical and with angulate sides.

Minor: occiput not narrowed, yet possesses nuchal collar; all of head except frontal triangle and mid-clypeus and all of mesosoma foveolate and opaque; humeri in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; propodeal spines thin. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.46, HL 1.62, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Minor in type series: HW 0.64, HL 0.74, SL 0.76, EL 0.12, PW 0.42.

color Major: concolorous medium brown except for funiculus, which is yellowish brown. Minor: body medium brown, appendages light to yellowish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: minor, not described by Forel but attached to lectotype major and evidently part of the type series. GUATEMALA: Purulha, Baja Verapaz. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole