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Species: Pheidole bruchella   Forel, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole lignicola var. bruchella Forel, 1915c PDF: 355 (s.w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 386.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  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 bruchellaHNS Forel, new status

Pheidole lignicola var. bruchellaHNS Forel 1915c: 355.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Named for the Argentine entomologist Carlos Bruch.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to breviscapaHNS, caracallaHNS, miconHNS, subreticulataHNS, and tennantaeHNS, differing as follows.

Major: brown; metanotum seen from side raised as a ridge; mesonotal convexity seen from side subangulate; pronotal dorsum in dorsal-oblique view bilobate; postpetiole from above trapezoidal; occipital lobes smooth and shiny; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa on each side; most of dorsal head surface and anterior half of pronotal dorsum carinulate.

Minor: ventral surface of head in profile feebly concave; all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque; propodeal spines small; occiput narrowed slightly, but with strongly concave margin and no nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.94, SL 0.50, EL 0.10, PW 0.48.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.62, EL 0.08, PW 0.30.

color Major: body dark brown, appendages medium brown.

Range Known only from the type specimens: "Argentina," no further locality.

Biology Unknown.

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole bruchella: casent0908285; paralectotype of Pheidole bruchella: casent0908286



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