Pheidole euryscopa , 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: 415

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole euryscopa
status

new species

Pheidole euryscopa  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr euryscopa  HNS  , wide view, referring to the large, forward-placed eyes.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to albipes  HNS  , alticola, Camilla  HNS  , ebenina  HNS  , hazenae  HNS  , lustrata  HNS  , monteverdensis  HNS  , palenquensis  HNS  , and servilia  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; eyes set well forward on head; long, curved, backward-directed propodeal spines; weakly cornulate pronotal humeri; weak mesonotal convexity; and mostly carinulate cephalic dorsum with smooth occiput. Minor: long, backward-directed propodeal spines.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 1.02, SL 0.56, EL 0.16, PW 0.46. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.60, SL 0.52, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

color Major: head and gaster medium reddish yellow with local patches of brownish tinge. Rest of body, and appendages, light to medium reddish yellow.

Minor: medium reddish yellow, appendages plain medium yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de los Guacheros, 10 km southeast of Palestina, Huila, 1900-2000 m (C. Kugler and J. Hahn). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole