Pheidole rosae

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 742

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole rosae
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Pheidole rosae  HNS  Forel

Pheidole rosae  HNS  Forel 1901m: 63, replacement name for gertrudae  HNS  Mayr 1887: 592, primary junior homonym ofgertrudae Forel 1886b: xlii. Syn.: Pheidole silvestrii Emery  HNS  1906c: 146, n. syn. Raised to species level inthis monograph: pullula  HNS  .

Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien. Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis Similar in various characters to species listed above, distinguished as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; frontal lobes extended forward as conspicuous lobes, as seen in side view; wide, shallow antennal scrobe present; promesonotum descends abruptly and obliquely to metanotum; postpetiolar node spinose; portions of anterior pronotal dorsum and propodeal dorsum carinulate, and rest of mesosoma smooth and shiny.

Minor: several carinulae extend from frontal lobes to occiput, center of occiput carinulate, and rest of posterior dorsal head surface smooth; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Measurements (mm) Syntype major of synonymous silvestrii  HNS  : HW 1.40, HL 1.52, SL 0.60, EL 0.16, PW 0.72. Syntype minor of synonymous silvestrii  HNS  : HW 0.62, HL 0.64, SL 0.58, EL 0.12, PW 0.42. Color Major: concolorous reddish yellow. Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

Range Recorded from Santa Catarina (type locality) and, as the synonymous " silvestrii  HNS  , " from Tucuman (type locality), Buenos Aires, and Cordoba, Argentina (Kempf 1972b; W. L. Brown).

Biology An inhabitant of subtropical forests. Winged queens and males were present in a nest near Tapia, Tucuman, on 25 January (W. L. Brown).

Figure Upper: syntype, major of synonymous P. silvestrii Emery  HNS  (Santa Catarina, Brazil). Lower: syntype, minor of synonymous P. silvestrii Emery  HNS  (Quebrada Cainzo, Tucuman, Argentina). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole