Pheidole militaris

Smith, F., 1860, Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. (Part Formicidae), Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 5, pp. 57-93: 74-75

publication ID

2592

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole militaris
status

 

1. Pheidole militaris  HNS  .

P. ferruginea; capite maximo, antice fusco.

Worker major. Length 3 lines. Ferruginous, smooth and shining; the head oblong-quadrate, more than twice the width of the abdomen deeply emarginate behind, and with a central longitudinal impressed line ; the head transversely wrinkled posteriorly, and with a few longitudinal short striæ at the anterior angles at the base of the mandibles ; the angles, as well as the mandibles, dark fusco-ferruginous; the mandibles with a single notch at their apex, not toothed ; eyes very minute. The thorax, legs, and abdomen, paler than the head ; the thorax much narrowed behind ; the metathorax armed with two short acute spines ; the intermediate and posterior tibiEe not spined at their apex.

Worker minor. Differs only in the form of the head, which is more rounded at the sides, and the mandibles are armed with two stout teeth at the apex, and with several smaller ones behind.

Hab. Makassar.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole