Pheidole industa , Wilson, E. O., 2003

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 305

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole industa
status

new status

Pheidole industa  HNS  Santschi, new status

Pheidole rufipilis st. industa  HNS  Santschi 1939e: 316. Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

etymology Unknown, possibly L industria, busy, active.

Diagnosis A member of the fallax  HNS  group similar in various characters to the species listed in the heading above, differing as follows.

Major: rugoreticulum on sides of head covering most of genae and extending posteriorly to halfway between eyes and occipital border; carinulae originating on frontal lobes extend all the way to occiput, where they become a small patch of rugoreticulum; antennal scapes reach posteriorly well beyond midpoint from eye to occipital corner; sides of propodeum rugulose-carinulate; profde of pronotum in dorsal-oblique view elevated well above that of mesonotal convexity, and smoothly convex; propodeal spines long and vertical to basal propodeal face; postpetiole from above elliptical.

Minor: sides of propodeum rugulose-carinulate; humerus subangulate in side view; occiput in full-face view flat.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.60, HL 1.60, SL 1.08, EL 0.24, PW 0.80.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.80, HL 0.86, SL 1.04, EL 0.20, PW 0.48.

color Major: concolorous light reddish (almost yellowish) brown.

Minor: concolorous medium brown.

Range Known only from type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. URUGUAY: Montevideo. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole