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Pheidole strigosaHNS new species
Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology L strigosaHNS, thin, lean.
diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group similar to alfaroiHNS, laticornisHNS, and seligmanniHNS, distinguished from these and other diligensHNS group species by the following combination of traits.
Major: head elongate, with deeply convex occipital border seen in full-face view; pronotum bilobous in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; postpetiole from above bell-shaped; sculpturing of head limited to carinulae on the anterior third.
Minor: propodeal spines absent, with the basal and declivitous faces of the propodeum joining in a smooth convexity; occiput narrow, with a nuchal collar.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.40, SL 1.00, EL 0.18, PW 0.64.
Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.72, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.
Color Major: body, mandibles, and scape medium yellowish brown, legs yellow.
Minor: head medium brown with yellow anterior genal border; rest of body light brown; appendages yellow.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Biology Collected from the floor of lowland rainforest.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Taperinha Santarem, Para, 2Ã‚Â°54'S 54Ã‚Â°20'W (Robert L. Jeanne). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex rotten log.
Elevations: collected at 250 m