Pheidole jaculifera , 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: 306

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole jaculifera
status

new species

Pheidole jaculifera  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L jaculifera  HNS  , javelin-bearer, referring to the long, slender propodeal spines.

diagnosis A small, light brown member of the fallax  HNS  group with extremely long propodeal spines, exceptionally long scapes, and with almost all of the mesosoma foveolate and opaque, in both major and minor.

Similar to ajax  HNS  , fiorii  HNS  , hector  HNS  , and lourothi  HNS  , but differing in many details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.96, SL 0.88, EL 0.20, PW 0.50.

Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.66, SL 0.84, EL 0.16, PW 0.36.

COLOR Major: body concolorous light brown, appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: body concolorous light brown, appendages yellowish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: vicinity of Benjamin Constant, Amazonas. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole