Pheidole fervens

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 176-177

publication ID

8127

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C86CFDBF-61D9-48EE-9C2E-325FC0462B10

persistent identifier

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treatment provided by

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scientific name

Pheidole fervens
status

 

16. Pheidole fervens  HNS  . B.M.

Worker. Length 2 lines. - Ferruginous: the flagellum, legs, metathorax, and nodes of the abdomen, pale rufo-testaceous.

Head very largely developed, oblong, narrowest in front, deeply emarginate behind; the lateral angles rounded, and with a central channel extending to the base of the clypeus; the head is covered with fine elevated carinae, between which are fine transverse reti- culations; the carinae are wide apart on the sides of the face, but much closer in the middle. The thorax finely roughened, with two short, erect, acute spines on the metathorax. Abdomen ovate; the extreme base pale rufo-testaceous.

Hab. Singapore.

This species closely resembles the Pheidole pusilla  HNS  ; the small worker is not more than a line in length, very smooth and shining, pale rufo-testaceous, with the abdomen fuscous; the legs and antennae are more elongate than in the larger form, and the head is of ordinary size.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole