Pheidole darlingtoni Wheeler

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 405

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole darlingtoni Wheeler
status

 

Pheidole darlingtoni Wheeler  HNS 

Pheidole darlingtoni Wheeler  HNS  1936c: 198.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the collector, the distinguished coleopterist and biogeographer Philip J. Darlington.

Diagnosis Known only from the minor, which is readily distinguished by its unique coloration (see Color below), moderate-sized propodeal spines, and mostly foveolate head and mesosoma.

Measurements (mm) Syntype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.48, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.28.

Color Minor: bicolored; mostly pale, whitish yellow, with light brown postpetiole, gaster, portions of head as shown, and scapes.

Range Evidently an endemic of Haiti; it may possibly also turn up in the Dominican Republic when mountain habitats are better collected.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Syntype, minor. HAITI: Massif de la Hotte (P. J. Darlington). Major: unknown. Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole