Pheidole caltrop , 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: 270

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole caltrop
status

new species

Pheidole caltrop  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology ML caltrop  HNS  , a four-pointed weapon placed on the ground to impede movement.

Diagnosis A unique member of the fallax  HNS  group characterized as follows.

Major: yellow; occiput, genae, and promesonotal dorsum rugoreticulate; large "sharkfin" protrusion on humerus extends beyond the

boundaries of the rest of the pronotum when viewed from above; dorsum of postpetiolar node carinulate.

Minor: large "sharkfin" angle protrudes from humerus; all of body except gaster foveolate and opaque; very thin nuchal collar

present.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.22, HL 1.18, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.62. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.66, EL 0.10, PW 0.42. color Major: concolorous dark yellow. Minor: concolorous medium yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

biology "From large thorns hollowed out on living tree" (A. E. Emerson, collection note 13 April 1935).

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PANAMA: Barro Colorado Island (Alfred E. Emerson). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole