Pheidole aper

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 655

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole aper
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Pheidole aper  HNS  Forel

Pheidole aper  HNS  Forel 1912g: 227.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L aper  HNS  , wild boar, allusion uncertain, but may refer to tusk-like protrusion on head of major.

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

Major: all of head except for frontal triangle and mid-clypeus but including occiput and all of pronotum rugoreticulate; seen from the side, frontal lobes and genal corners extended as triangular processes; postpetiole from above conulate.

Minor: all of posterior half of head and all of promesonotum rugoreticulate; occiput broad, lacking a nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.46, HL 1.56, SL 0.66, EL 0.14, PW 0.80.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.66, SL 0.66, EL 0.10, PW 0.46.

color Major: gaster brownish yellow; rest of body medium reddish brown, tending toward dark reddish brown at anterior margin of head capsule; mandibles dark reddish brown; antennae medium reddish brown; legs brownish yellow. Minor: head and mesosoma light reddish brown; waist, gaster, and appendages brownish yellow.

Range Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Colonia Alpina, Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole