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|Senior synonym of Pheidole illota: Wilson, 2003A: 523.|
Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
etymology Named after J. B. Terres, one of William M. Mann's hosts in Haiti.
Diagnosis A medium-sized, concolorous yellow member of the flavensHNS group distinguished in both major and minor by the almost complete absence of sculpturing over the entire body (which is thus smooth and shiny), except for longitudinal carinulae on the anterior half of the head capsule. Further, in the major: a weakly developed but distinct mesonotal convexity in dorsal-oblique view, petiolar node triangular in side view, postpetiolar node subangulate from above.
Minor: pilosity sparse and short, propodeal spine shaped like an equilateral triangle.
measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.84, HL 0.90, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.40.
Paralectotype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.44, SL 0.38, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
color Major: concolorous clear medium yellow, except for gaster and appendages, which are light yellow. Minor: concolorous pale yellow.
Range Hispaniola, recorded from both Haiti and the Dominican Republic, within 800-1600 m. An apparent endemic.
biology In Haiti, the type colonies were recorded as nesting in soil (W. M. Mann), while in the Dominican Republic, the Constanza
colony was found beneath a rock in a pine-hardwood forested ravine (W. L. and D. E. Brown).
Figure Upper: major. Lower: minor. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Hotel Nueva Sueza, Constanza, La Vega Province, 1300 m (William L. and Doris E. Brown). (Type locality: Diquini, Haiti). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection.
Elevations: collected from 1015 - 1125 meters, 1070 meters average