Pheidole subarmata, Mayr, v. elongatula , Forel, A., 1893

Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 408-410

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3948

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scientific name

Pheidole subarmata, Mayr, v. elongatula
status

n. v.

5. Pheidole subarmata, Mayr, v. elongatula  HNS  , n. v.

[[ worker ]] [[ queen ]] [[ soldier ]] [[ male ]]. (No. 30 a, b, c, e, g, h, i).

Differe du type par la tete plus allongee du [[ soldier ]] large de 0,9, longue de 1,3 a 1,4 mill., sans les mandibules (large de 1,0, longue de 1, 2 chez le type). En outre la pilosite des tibias est moins dressee, plus oblique et plus courte, surtout chez l'ouvriere.

Les aretes frontales sont assez elevees et anguleuses anterieure-. ment.

[[ queen ]]. L. 5 a 5, 2 mill. Tete plus longue que large, aussi large devant que derriere. Metanotum tout a fait comme chez le [[ soldier ]], Second n oe ud du pedicule un peu plus large que long. Occiput, cotes et dessous de la tete lisses et luisants. Les poils du corps assez obliques, meme en partie subadjacents sur l'abdomen. Rougeatre, avec l'abdomen, le dessus du mesonotum et du pedicule ainsi qu'une tache sur le vertex brunatres. Pattes testacees. Ailes teintees de jaune sale, avec les nervures brunatres. Du reste comme le [[ soldier ]].

[[ male ]]. L. 3, 6 a 3, 9 mill. Mandibules triangulaires, tridentees. Tete striee devant. Metanotum bas, avec la face basale bien plus longue que la face declive, inerme, arrondi. Penicilli assez gros et poilus. Pilosite comme chez le soldat. Ailes comme chez la [[ queen ]]. D'un jaune sale un peu brunatre, avec trois larges bandes longitudinales brunes sur le dos du mesonotum. Abdomen assez etroit.

Les numeros (30 d) et (30 f) appartiennent a une autre variete plus petite, dont le soldat n'a que 2, 7 a 8 mill., mais a du reste la forme de la tete et la pilosite de la. forme typique, et non pas de la var. elongatula  HNS  .

(30). Common in forest or open places. The communities are generally rather small (100 individuals), but occasionally larger, with several hundred ants. The formicarium is generally under a stone or under sod, sometimes in rotten wood; it is simply made, with one or two small chambers and few passages. The workers minor are rather active in their movements; the workers major, and females sluggish. The workers minor are often found prowling about foliage or on the ground. Workers major pretty numerous.

(30 a). Southern end of the island, Villa Estate; near seashore, under a block of coral. Oct. 14 th. A small nest. One male found.

(30 b). Morne Ronde (leeward, near the northern end of the island); October. Not far from sea-level. Formicarium not noted.

(30 c). Fitz-Hugh Valley (leeward), 500 ft.; open place near a stream. Formicarium under sod on the side of a rock. This was a large colony, with a passage a foot long, and smoothly worked at the roots of the sod. Nov. 4 th.

(30 d). Locality, situation, and date as in (30 c). The colony was apparently a small one, but the formicarium was concealed in a crack of the rock. (Worker majorsmaller than usual.)

(30 e). Workers, from various nests, and some of the workers minor brushed from foliage, or found on the ground; leeward side. Various localities below 1500 ft.

(30 f). Fitz-Hugh Valley (leeward); shady place. A small colony in rotten wood, Nov. 4 th, 500 ft,

(30 g). Females, found without workers in various localities; leeward side, below 800 ft. All were found under sod on shady rocks. Four of them were on the same rock, but no workers were found. November.

(30 h) Golden Grove (leeward), October, 300 ft. Formicaria near the house. The male, presumably of this species, was found while I was digging near one of the nests.

(30 i). Petit Bordelle Valley, - 1300 ft. Nov. 13 th. Open place near stream. Found under sod on a rock.

(30 j). Male referred to this species. Not noted.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole