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Species: Pheidole ademonia   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Pheidole ademonia Wilson, 2003A: 365, figs. (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


Neotropical Region: Ecuador, Guyana, Peru

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 ademoniaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Gr ademoniaHNS, troubled, distressed.

Diagnosis A small yellow member of the flavensHNS group, similar to the species listed in the heading above, distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: antennal scrobe present, its surface weakly foveolate; occiput rugoreticulate, with remainder of dorsal head surface longitudinally carinulate; carinulae near the cephalic midline curving inward; promesonotal dorsal profde forms a single high, semicircular curve.

Minor: almost identical to that of sospesHNS (see illustration of that species). Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.36, EL 0.06, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. Color Major: concolorous medium reddish yellow. Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

Range Known from the type locality and from several series collected at the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.

biology Two series were collected at the type locality in terra firme forest. One was a small group of ants found beneath the bark

of a rotten log, the other several strays in soil (Stefan Cover, unpublished notes).

Figure Holotype, major. PERU: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). (The minor is nearly identical to that of P. sospesHNS, q.v.). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in wet forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times Winkler

Elevations: collected from 330 - 500 meters, 415 meters average

Type specimens:

(-1 examples)

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