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Pheidole lemurHNS Forel
Pheidole lemurHNS Forel 1912g: 225.
Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.
etymology L lemurHNS, ghost, shade of the departed, possibly alluding to the pale color of both castes.
Diagnosis A small, yellow member of the diligensHNS group whose major is notable for its long propodeal spines, very sparse pilosity, mostly smooth and shiny body surface (but with partially shagreened first gastral segment), and small patch of rugoreticulum mesad to each eye. Similar to triconstrictaHNS but with bilobous (not trilobous) promesonotal profile in dorsal-oblique view and in other details of body form and sculpture. See also diligensHNS and radoszkowskiiHNS.
Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.96, HL 0.90, SL 0.80, EL 0.14, PW 0.48. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.
Color Major: concolorous yellow, with the head and mesosoma a shade darker than the waist, gaster, and appendages.
Minor: concolorous yellow.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Belem, Para. Scale bars = 1 mm.