Pheidole servilia , 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: 507

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole servilia
status

new species

Pheidole servilia  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after Julius Caesar's mistress, and powerful political figure following the assassination.

diagnosis Similar in various ways to albipes  HNS  , alticola  HNS  , browni  HNS  , cardiella  HNS  , chalca  HNS  , euryscopa  HNS  , hedlundorum  HNS  , lustrata  HNS  , monteverdensis  HNS  , and palenquensis  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: head subrectangular in full-face view; eye set far forward on head; in side view, carinulae originate on lower anterior margin of eye and just above it curve and travel mesally; profile of promesonotum almost perfectly semicircular; propodeal spines mediumlong and thin; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped; almost all of dorsal surface of head, including occiput, carinulate; all of mesosoma and almost all of dorsal head surface foveolate.

Minor: eye very far forward on head, its distance from the anterior genal border much less than an Eye Length; promesonotal profile a nearly perfect semicircle; propodeal spines medium-length and thin; dorsal surface of head and most of mesosoma variably foveolate.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.34, EL 0.08, PW 0.34.

Paratype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.44, SL 0.36, EL 0.08, PW 0.26.

color Major: body medium reddish yellow, appendages light reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology Found in montane rainforest.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Represa Calima, above the dam, Valle, 1600 m (W. L. Brown and R. B. Root). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole