Pheidole lustrata , 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: 447

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole lustrata
status

new species

Pheidole lustrata  HNS  new species

Types INBio.

etymology L lustrata  HNS  . purified, referring to the mostly dark, shiny body.

Diagnosis A distinctive medium-sized member of the flavens  HNS  group with long, dense pilosity and dark brown body contrasting with yellow tarsi, in both castes. Similar to albipes  HNS  , alticola  HNS  , browni  HNS  , ebenina  HNS  , euryscopa  HNS  , hedlundorum  HNS  , monteverdensis  HNS  , palenquensis  HNS  , and servilia  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: eyes set well forward on head; humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; extensive foveolation of mesopleuron and propodeum.

Minor: occiput in full-face view narrow and eyes placed more forward. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.04, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.50. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.56, SL 0.62, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.

color Major and minor: body dark brown, tarsi dark yellow, other appendages light brown.

Range Southern highlands of Costa Rica (J. T. Longino 1997).

Biology Occurs in leaf litter of mature wet montane forest (Longino 1997).

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COSTA RICA: 4 km south of San Vito, Puntarenas, 8A°47'N 82A°58 W, 1200 m (John T. Longino). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole