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Species: Pheidole dyctiota   Kempf, 1972 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole dyctiota Kempf, 1972d PDF: 451, figs. 1-5 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 682.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 dyctiota KempfHNS

Pheidole dyctiota KempfHNS 1972d: 451.

Types Mus. Zool. Univ. Sao Paulo; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Presumably from Gr dictyo-, pertaining to a net; i.e., the rugoreticulum of body surfaces.

diagnosis Similar in various ways to aperHNS, bambusarumHNS, breviconaHNS, laeviventrisHNS, lutziHNS, risiiHNS, rugatulaHNS, senilisHNS, sigillataHNS, trachydermaHNS, and trainiHNS, distinguished as follows.

Major: head transversely rectangular, with Head Width 1.1X Head Length; entire dorsal surface of head wholly rugoreticulate except for frontal triangle and mid-clypeus, which are smooth; main lines of rugoreticulum on frontal lobes oriented longitudinally, as illustrated; all of head and mesosoma foveolate except mesopleuron, which is smooth; mesonotal convexity subangulate; postpetiole seen from above cone-shaped.

Minor: almost all of dorsal head surface and promesonotal dorsum rugoreticulate.

Measurements (mm) Paratype major: HW 1.16, HL 1.08, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.60.

Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.58, SL 0.46, EL 0.08, PW 0.38.

color Major: dark reddish brown; appendages medium reddish brown.

Minor: body and mandibles dark reddish brown, almost black; appendages brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Biology Occurs in rainforest.

Figure Upper: major (Boraceia Biological Station, Salesopolis, Sao Paulo, 850 m, W. L. Brown) (compared by me with paratype). Lower: paratype, minor. (Type locality: Nova Teutonia, Brazil.) Scale bars = 1 mm.



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