Pheidole bruchella , 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: 386

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole bruchella
status

new status

Pheidole bruchella  HNS  Forel, new status

Pheidole lignicola var. bruchella  HNS  Forel 1915c: 355.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Named for the Argentine entomologist Carlos Bruch.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to breviscapa  HNS  , caracalla  HNS  , micon  HNS  , subreticulata  HNS  , and tennantae  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: brown; metanotum seen from side raised as a ridge; mesonotal convexity seen from side subangulate; pronotal dorsum in dorsal-oblique view bilobate; postpetiole from above trapezoidal; occipital lobes smooth and shiny; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa on each side; most of dorsal head surface and anterior half of pronotal dorsum carinulate.

Minor: ventral surface of head in profile feebly concave; all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque; propodeal spines small; occiput narrowed slightly, but with strongly concave margin and no nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.94, SL 0.50, EL 0.10, PW 0.48.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.62, EL 0.08, PW 0.30.

color Major: body dark brown, appendages medium brown.

Range Known only from the type specimens: "Argentina," no further locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole