Pheidole dyctiota Kempf

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 682

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole dyctiota Kempf
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Pheidole dyctiota Kempf  HNS 

Pheidole dyctiota Kempf  HNS  1972d: 451.

Types Mus. Zool. Univ. Sao Paulo; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Presumably from Gr dictyo-, pertaining to a net; i.e., the rugoreticulum of body surfaces.

diagnosis Similar in various ways to aper  HNS  , bambusarum  HNS  , brevicona  HNS  , laeviventris  HNS  , lutzi  HNS  , risii  HNS  , rugatula  HNS  , senilis  HNS  , sigillata  HNS  , trachyderma  HNS  , and traini  HNS  , distinguished as follows.

Major: head transversely rectangular, with Head Width 1.1X Head Length; entire dorsal surface of head wholly rugoreticulate except for frontal triangle and mid-clypeus, which are smooth; main lines of rugoreticulum on frontal lobes oriented longitudinally, as illustrated; all of head and mesosoma foveolate except mesopleuron, which is smooth; mesonotal convexity subangulate; postpetiole seen from above cone-shaped.

Minor: almost all of dorsal head surface and promesonotal dorsum rugoreticulate.

Measurements (mm) Paratype major: HW 1.16, HL 1.08, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.60.

Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.58, SL 0.46, EL 0.08, PW 0.38.

color Major: dark reddish brown; appendages medium reddish brown.

Minor: body and mandibles dark reddish brown, almost black; appendages brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Biology Occurs in rainforest.

Figure Upper: major (Boraceia Biological Station, Salesopolis, Sao Paulo, 850 m, W. L. Brown) (compared by me with paratype). Lower: paratype, minor. (Type locality: Nova Teutonia, Brazil.) Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole