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Species: Pheidole camilla   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole camilla Wilson, 2003a: 387, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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 camillaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L Camilla, a legendary Volscian huntress and warrior.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, brown member of the flavensHNS group, whose major is recognizable by a variable bulge in the middle of the dorsal surface of the head seen in side view, anterior to which the dorsal surface is variously rugulose and carinulate, and posterior to which the surface is covered by broken rugulae in the center and rugoreticulum on the side. In addition, the major is notable for its well-developed mesonotal convexity and large propodeal spines. At 50-60X some of the mesosomal and gastral hairs appear to have flattened apices. The minor has large spines and the entire body surface is sculptured, foveolate and opaque, except for the gaster, which is smooth and shiny.

Similar in some features to alticolaHNS, euryscopaHNS, hazenaeHNS, heterothrixHNS, rectilumaHNS, rectisentisHNS, rectispinaHNS, and rectitrudis, but notably different in others as illustrated.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.98, SL 0.58, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.50, SL 0.52, EL 0.08, PW 0.30.

Color Major: body medium brown, tarsi yellow, other appendages light brown.

Minor: body blackish brown, mandibles and scapes medium brown, other appendages light brown.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. ECUADOR: 3 km east of Tandapi, Pichincha (Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1450 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 1975-06-01

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole camilla: jtlc000016336, jtlc000016337

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