Pheidole peltastes , 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: 484

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole peltastes
status

new species

Pheidole peltastes  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Gr peltastes  HNS  , soldier armed with a small shield.

Diagnosis Similar to the species listed in the heading above, distinguished as follows.

Major: antennal scrobes present; extensive rugoreticulum covers all the dorsal head surface from the level of the anterior margin of the eyes to the occiput, except for a median strip and the antennal scrobes.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.54, HL 0.60, SL 0.30, EL 0.06, PW 0.32.

Paratype minor: HW 0.36, HL 0.38, SL 0.30, EL 0.06, PW 0.22.

color Major: body light reddish yellow ("orange"), appendages light yellow.

Minor: concolorous pale yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Utinga tract, near Belem, Para (P. F. Darlington). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole