Wilson, E. O.:
Etymology Named in honor of Kathleen M. Horton, expert and indispensable contributor to the preparation of this Pheidole monograph.
diagnosis Similar to antillana of the lesser Antilles and avia , bucculenta , guilelmimuelleri , hetschkoi , heyeri , mamore , praeses , and rhytifera of South America, differing in the following combination of traits.
Major: antennal lobe prominent above clypeus in side view; pilosity on dorsal surface of body long, erect to suberect, and very dense, with many of those on pronotum curving backward and many of those on mesonotum curving forward; patch of rugoreticulum present laterad to antennal fossa; rear half of head capsule smooth and shiny; pronotal dorsum mostly rugoreticulate, and dorsum of mesonotum smooth and shiny.
Minor: posterior half of the head and all of the mesosomal dorsum rugoreticulate; pilosity long, erect to suberect, and very dense, with hairs on the pronotal dorsum curving backward and those on the mesonotum curving forward. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.60, HL 1.66, SL 0.70, EL 0.18, PW 0.84. Paratype minor: HW 0.70, HL 0.74, SL 0.70, EL 0.12, PW 0.48.
color Major: body and mandibles medium reddish brown, other appendages brownish yellow. Minor: body medium brown, appendages light brown except for tarsi, which are yellow.
range Known only from the type locality.
Biology In rainforest.
figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: Estado Aragua, Rancho Grande, 1100 m (William L. and Doris E. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.