Pheidole inermis Mayr

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 146

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole inermis Mayr
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Pheidole inermis Mayr  HNS 

Pheidole inermis Mayr  HNS  1870b: 984. Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien.

Etymology L inermis  HNS  , unarmed, referring to the absence of propodeal spines.

Diagnosis Distinguished from all other members of the biconstricta  HNS  group and most of Pheidole  HNS  species by the absence of propodeal spines in the major and minor. In full-face view, occipital cleft of major relatively shallow, occipital lobes tending toward subangulate.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.84, HL 1.72, SL 1.06, EL 0.24, PW 0.84. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.80, HL 0.94, SL 1.10, EL 0.14, PW 0.54.

Color Major: most of body light reddish brown, with mandibles, postpetiole, and gaster medium reddish brown. Minor: gaster medium brown, rest of body light reddish brown.

range I have verified series of inermis  HNS  from Veracruz, Mexico (Cuichapa, 1600 m); Honduras (Mina El Mochito, Santa Barbara, 1040 m; Lago Yojoa, Cortes, 700 m); and Nicaragua (Matagalpa, 1200+ m).

Biology The species has been collected in montane forest, in one case (Mina El Mochito, Honduras) from rotting wood.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. MEXICO (no further data; Edward Norton, 1860s). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole