Pheidole gulo , 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: 295

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole gulo
status

new species

Pheidole gulo  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L gulo  HNS  , glutton, wolverine.

diagnosis A member of the fallax  HNS  group somewhat similar to cockerelli  HNS  and perpilosa  HNS  (see also the less similar species listed with them), but easily distinguished as follows.

Major: yellow; almost entire dorsal and lateral surfaces of head rugoreticulate, including frontal lobes, as illustrated; almost all of mesosoma and waist foveolate and opaque; pronotal dorsum in addition rugoreticulate; dorsa of petiolar and postpetiolar nodes in addition faintly carinulate; anterior fringe of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; pronotal profile in dorsal-oblique view bilobous; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.

Minor: yellow; dorsal surface of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum rugulose; occiput narrowed but at most with a very thin nuchal collar; mesonotal convexity very prominent. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.46, HL 1.52, SL 1.00, EL 0.22, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 1.00, EL 0.16, PW 0.44.

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

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. NICARAGUA: Rio Kukra (Ivette Perfecto). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole