Pheidole psilogaster

Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 66

publication ID

22820

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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treatment provided by

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scientific name

Pheidole psilogaster
status

 

Pheidole psilogaster  HNS 

Pheidole psilogaster Wilson  HNS  , 2003: 341, figs. Holotype major worker and associated paratype minor worker: Mexico, Veracruz, Los Tuxtlas, 10km NNW Sontecomapan, 18°35'N 95°05'W, 500m, 21 Mar 1985, sifted litter, rainforest (P. S. Ward 7369-32). [ MCZ] (examined).

Geographic Range

Southern Mexico to Costa Rica.

Biology

This species occurs in wet forest habitats from sea level to 1400m elevation. It is known mainly from baits on the forest floor, and occasionally workers occur in Winkler and Berlese samples. Major workers often recruit to baits along with minor workers. D. J. Cox collected a nest in standing dead wood.

Comments

See under P. acamata  HNS  .

MCZ

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole