Pheidole perpusilla

Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 60-61

publication ID

22820

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scientific name

Pheidole perpusilla
status

 

Pheidole perpusilla  HNS 

Pheidole flavens subsp. perpusilla Emery  HNS  , 1894:157. Syntype major, minor worker, gyne: Brazil, Para (Schulz). Emery, 1896g: 80: raised to species.

Pheidole flavens var. breviscapa Forel  HNS  , 1899: 77. Holotype major worker: Guatemala, Retalhuleu (Stoll) [ MHNG] (examined). Wilson, 2003: 383: raised to species. New synonymy.

Pheidole decem Forel  HNS  , 1901a: 366. Syntype major worker: Trinidad. Wilson, 2003: 553: junior synonym of P. perpusilla  HNS  .

Pheidole (Hendecapheidole) emersoni Wheeler  HNS  , W.M. 1922: 4, fig. 2. Syntype minor worker, gyne, male: Guyana, Kartabo (Emerson). Wilson, 2003: 553: junior synonym of P. perpusilla  HNS  .

Geographic Range

Amazonian Brazil to southern Mexico.

Biology

This species occurs in wet climate areas, from sea level to 1200m elevation. In mature forest areas it is a common species under epiphytes in the canopy, although its minute size makes it easy to overlook. It also occurs on trees in synanthropic habitats such as coffee farms and city parks.

Comments

The holotype of P. breviscapa  HNS  has 10-segmented antennae and is a close match to Costa Rican material of P. perpusilla  HNS  .

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole