Pheidole ademonia , 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: 365

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole ademonia
status

new species

Pheidole ademonia  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Gr ademonia  HNS  , troubled, distressed.

Diagnosis A small yellow member of the flavens  HNS  group, similar to the species listed in the heading above, distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: antennal scrobe present, its surface weakly foveolate; occiput rugoreticulate, with remainder of dorsal head surface longitudinally carinulate; carinulae near the cephalic midline curving inward; promesonotal dorsal profde forms a single high, semicircular curve.

Minor: almost identical to that of sospes  HNS  (see illustration of that species). Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.36, EL 0.06, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. Color Major: concolorous medium reddish yellow. Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

Range Known from the type locality and from several series collected at the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.

biology Two series were collected at the type locality in terra firme forest. One was a small group of ants found beneath the bark

of a rotten log, the other several strays in soil (Stefan Cover, unpublished notes).

Figure Holotype, major. PERU: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). (The minor is nearly identical to that of P. sospes  HNS  , q.v.). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole