Pheidole erratilis

Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 31

publication ID

22820

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F84E23F9-9FE9-4728-B51D-3078D6EDB7E2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B1951B13-B483-6586-4D41-9852477E6101

treatment provided by

Christiana

scientific name

Pheidole erratilis
status

 

Pheidole erratilis  HNS 

Pheidole erratilis Wilson  HNS  , 2003: 414, figs. Holotype major worker and associated paratype minor worker: Costa Rica, Prov. Alajuela, 3km S Volcan Arenal, 10°26'N 84°42'W, 700m, 17 Feb 1994 (J. Longino) [ INBC] (examined).

Pheidole petersoni Wilson  HNS  , 2003: 486, figs. Holotype major worker and associated paratype minor worker: Costa Rica, Prov. Alajuela, Penas Blancas, 10.300° N 84.751°W, 940m, 24 Jul 1984 (J. Longino) [ INBC] (examined). New synonymy.

Geographic Range

Costa Rica.

Biology

This species occurs in wet forest habitats, from sea level to 1400m elevation. Nests are in rotten wood or dead sticks on or near the forest floor. Workers are occasionally collected in Winkler or Berlese samples, but have not been collected at baits.

Comments

The types of these two species were collected less than 20km apart and are within the range of variation typical for a single species.

INBC

Costa Rica, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole