Pheidole boliviana

Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 16-17

publication ID

22820

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole boliviana
status

 

Pheidole boliviana  HNS 

Pheidole boliviana Wilson  HNS  , 2003: 380, figs. Holotype major worker and associated paratype minor worker: Bolivia, Santa Cruz: Las Gamas, P. N. Noel Kempff Mercado, 14°48'S 60°28'W, 700 m (P. S. Ward #12270), ex rotten log [ MCZ] (examined).

Pheidole mincana Wilson  HNS  , 2003: 457, figs. Holotype major and associated paratype minor worker: Colombia, Magdalena: Minca, 610 m, 26 Mar 1977 (C. Kugler), cafetal [ MCZ] (examined). New synonymy.

Pheidole scitula Wilson  HNS  , 2003: 505, figs. Holotype major worker and associated paratype minor worker: Costa Rica, Puntarenas Prov., Parque Nacional Corcovado, Llorona, 8°35'N 83°42'W, 2 Jan 1982 (Longino) [ MCZ] (examined). New synonymy.

Geographic Range

Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica.

Biology

This species occurs in wet to moist forest habitats, from sea level to 800m elevation. Collections have been from second growth vegetation and a coffee plantation. Nests are in the low arboreal zone, within a meter or two of the ground but not in the leaf litter on the forest floor. Nests have been found in a small diameter dead stick and under loose bark of larger rotting trees.

Comments

Comparison of the types of P. boliviana,  HNS  P. mincana  HNS  , and P. scitula  HNS  revealed no notable geographic variation. In fact, it is remarkable how similar the types from Bolivia and Costa Rica are.

MCZ

USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole