Pheidole mincana , 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: 457

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole mincana
status

new species

Pheidole mincana  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L mincana  HNS  , referring to the type locality.

Diagnosis A small, medium to dark brown species, whose major has a bicolorous head, widely concave occipital margin in fullface view, and trapezoidal postpetiolar node. The major has a prominently lobose pronotal humerus in dorsal-oblique view, and the minor has a small oblique-angular protrusion on the humerus in the same view. Both castes have a long, robust, posteriorly directed propodeal spine and dense, long, mostly erect pilosity over most of the body. Similar to tambopatae  HNS  but differing to some extent in all the traits just described. See also the less similar arhuaca  HNS  , caulicola  HNS  , chalca  HNS  , chalcoides  HNS  , schmalzi  HNS  , and tragica  HNS  . Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.86, SL 0.44, EL 0.10, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.54, SL 0.46, EL 0.08, PW 0.34.

color Major: body medium brown; head bicolorous, with anterior fifth dark yellow and posterior four-fifths medium brown; appendages light brown.

Minor: body medium to dark brown; tarsi yellow; rest of appendages light brown.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Specimens were collected from a rotting log.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Minca, Magdalena, 610 m (Charles Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole