Pheidole mera , 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: 452

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole mera
status

new species

Pheidole mera  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard-

Etymology L mera  HNS  , pure, unadulterated, referring to the color.

diagnosis A medium-sized yellow species whose major has an elongate head, shallow scrobes, deep occipital cleft, semicircular promesonotal profile, and comulate postpetiole. Similar to casta  HNS  , but the mera  HNS  major differs in its carinulate and deeply cleaved occiput, oblique orientation of the carinulae mesad to the eyes, and more bulbous promesonotal profile.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.94, SL 0.42, EL 0.14, PW 0.50. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.46, SL 0.38, EL 0.08, PW 0.26. Color Major and minor: concolorous clear yellow.

range Central and southern Texas (Cameron, Hidalgo, and Travis counties).

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. TEXAS: La Feria, Cameron Co. (W. S. Creighton). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole