Pheidole eparmata , 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: 684

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole eparmata
status

new species

Pheidole eparmata  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L eparmata  HNS  , armed upon or in addition to, in reference to the similarity to subarmata  HNS  and related species.

Diagnosis Major: somewhat similar to subarmata  HNS  and related species (see under subarmata  HNS  ), but very small, with frontal lobes less extended in side view; shallow antennal scrobes present; head bicolored (see under Color below); eyes set well forward, so that their distance from the anterior genal border is only slightly more than an Eye Length; postpetiole seen from above oval; all of frontal lobes covered by carinulae, which extend more than halfway from level of eyes to level of occiput.

Minor: eye placed well forward on head, such that distance to anterior genal border is less than an Eye Length.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.62, HL 0.76, SL 0.36, EL 0.08, PW 0.34.

Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

color Major and minor: brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: Rancho Grande, Estado Aragua, 1100 m (William L. and Doris E. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole