Pheidole lutzi

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 716

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Pheidole lutzi


Pheidole lutzi  HNS  Forel

Pheidole lutzi  HNS  Forel 1905e: 168. Syn.: Pheidole lutzi var. heinzi  HNS  Forel 1913m: 225, n. syn.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Named after the collector, Adolpho Lutz.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to aper  HNS  , bambusarum  HNS  , brevicona  HNS  , dyctiota  HNS  , laeviventris  HNS  , risii  HNS  , rugatula  HNS  , senilis  HNS  , sigillata  HNS  , trachyderma  HNS  , and traini  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: head from the side and in full-face view subrectangular, elongate (Head Length 1.2X Head Width), expanded slightly anterior to eyes so that in full-face view the anterior margin is wider than the occiput; all of dorsal head surface, including frontal lobes rugoreticulate (except for antennal fossae, which are rugulose, and frontal triangle and midclypeus, which are smooth); all of promesothorax rugoreticulate; propodeal spines thin, one-third as long as propodeal basal face; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.

Minor: most of dorsal head surface and all of promesothorax rugoreticulate; occiput strongly narrowed but with no nuchal collar; in side view propodeum descends to metanotum in vertical face.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.26, HL 1.54, SL 0.80,. EL 0.20, PW 0.74. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.70, HL 0.84, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.48.

Color Major: head, mesosoma, and antennae medium reddish brown; waist, gaster, and legs light reddish brown. Minor: concolorous light reddish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology The types were collected from a cavity in a bamboo trunk.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Serra da Cantareira, Sao Paulo (Adolpho Lutz). Scale bars = 1 mm.