Pheidole risii

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 740

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole risii
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Pheidole risii  HNS  Forel

Pheidole risii  HNS  Forel 1892a: 38. Raised to species level in this monograph: rugatula  HNS  , trachyderma  HNS  .

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the collector, Fr. Ris.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to aper  HNS  , bambusarum  HNS  , brevicona  HNS  , dyctiota  HNS  , laeviventris  HNS  , lutzi  HNS  , rugatula  HNS  , senilis  HNS  , sigillata  HNS  , trachyderma  HNS  , and traini  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: shallow antennal scrobes; pilosity along dorsal profile of head dense, with uniform short hairs about as long as Eye Length along the posterior half and much longer hairs along the anterior half; occipital cleft deep; occipital lobes smooth and subangulate; pronotum sparsely carinulate, mostly smooth; propodeal spine very stout, equilaterally triangular; postpetiolar node very broad, 2X broader than petiolar node, and spinose.

Minor: occiput, humeri, and propodeal dorsum rugoreticulate; almost all of head and mesosoma foveolate; occiput broad, concave, and lacking nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Syntype major: HW 0.96, HL 1.02, SL 0.44, EL 0.12, PW 0.54. Syntype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.66, SL 0.62, EL 0.12, PW 0.44. color Major: body reddish yellow except for gaster, which is yellowish brown. Minor: concolorous dark yellow.

Range In addition to the type locality, risii  HNS  has been recorded from Sao Paulo, Brazil (Kempf 1972b).

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires (Fr. Ris). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole