Pheidole micon , 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: 454

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole micon
status

new species

Pheidole micon  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Micon  HNS  , a painter and sculptor of ancient Athens.

diagnosis A medium-sized member of the flavens  HNS  group; most immediately recognizable by the striking bicolorous condition of both castes (see below). Most similar in the remainder of its anatomy to breviseta  HNS  , bruchella  HNS  , and hizemops  HNS  , differing in details of sculpturing and form of the mesosoma, petiole, and postpetiole, as illustrated. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.50, EL 0.14, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.28. color Major: bicolorous, body dark brown, appendages dark yellow.

Minor: bicolorous, postpetiole and gaster medium to brownish yellow, rest of body medium brown, appendages medium yellow.

range Known only from the type series.

biology Found in a rotting log in a coffee plantation (cafetal).

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: San Pedro de la Sierra, Magdalena, Colombia, 1300 m (Charles Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole