Pheidole maja

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 322

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole maja
status

 

Pheidole maja  HNS  Forel

Pheidole major Forel 1886b: xvliii.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Possibly Gr maia, good mother, nurse.

Diagnosis a member of the fallax  HNS  group somewhat similar to the species listed in the heading above, distinguished as follows. Major: very sparse pilosity, with no hairs on full-face profde (types may be degraded); head elliptical in profde, narrowing conspicuously in side view; in dorsal-oblique view, pronotal profile smoothly convex; petiolar node in side view low; postpetiole from above trapezoidal; sides of pronotum sparsely foveolate.

Minor: occipital margin in full-face view convex; carinulae present along lateral margins of frontal lobes.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.22, HL 1.30, SL 0.80, EL 0.22, PW 0.62.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.82, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

color Major: concolorous light reddish brown.

Minor: concolorous plain medium brown.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. GUATEMALA: Ciudad de Guatemala. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole