Pheidole tillandsiarum Wheeler , 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: 525

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole tillandsiarum Wheeler
status

new status

Pheidole tillandsiarum Wheeler  HNS  , new status

Pheidole floridana var. tillandsiarum Wheeler  HNS  1934g: 166.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L tillandsiarum  HNS  , belonging to tillandsias (bromeliad epiphytes).

diagnosis Similar in various details to amabilis  HNS  , arhuaca  HNS  , citrina  HNS  , crinita  HNS  , delicata  HNS  , floridana  HNS  , hedlundorum  HNS  , mallota  HNS  , melastomae  HNS  , nitidicollis  HNS  , similigena  HNS  , and terresi  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: yellow; occipital lobes smooth and shiny, and most of rest of head carinulate and sparsely foveolate; carinulate immediately mesad to eye curve forward (in side view) to travel to the anterior genal border; mesonotal convexity present but rudimentary; entire mesosoma foveolate; postpetiole from above trapezoidal.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.86, HL 0.90, SL 0.44, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.

color Major: medium yellow with reddish overtone except for appendages and gaster, which are plain medium yellow. Range Known only from the type locality.

biology The type colony was collected from an epiphyte (Tillandsia streptophylla).

Figure Lectotype, major. MEXICO: Mirador, Veracruz (Elisabeth Skwarra). (Minor not seen.) Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole