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Species: Pheidole agricola   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole agricola Wilson, 2003A: 556, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Pheidole agricolaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L agricolaHNS, field-dweller, referring to the collection site of the type series.

Diagnosis A distinctive member of the piliferaHNS group recognizable by the following combination of traits. Major: reddish yellow; medium-sized; with dense, very long, erect to suberect pilosity on the dorsal surface of the body; prominent, broad semicircular notch in anterior clypeal border; relatively long, thin propodeal spines, faintly bilobed pronotal profile in dorsaloblique view; carinulae confined on head to the anterior third, and elsewhere to the anterior half of the pronotal dorsum; rest of body smooth and shiny.

Minor: light brown; pilosity of dorsal surface of body abundant, very long, and erect to suberect; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; body almost completely smooth and shiny.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.18, HL 1.38, SL 0.66, EL 0.16, PW 0.54.

Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.60, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.

Color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous light brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology The colony was found in an agricultural field created by clear-cutting and burning.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: 24 km southwest of Cintalpa, Chiapas, 710 m (William P. MacKay). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in tropical dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times at bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times baiting.

Elevations: collected at 20 m

Type specimens:



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