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Species: Pheidole delicata   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole delicata Wilson, 2003a: 406, figs. (s.w.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia
  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 delicataHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L delicataHNS, delicate, dainty.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, mostly dark brown member of the flavensHNS group whose major has a bicolored head and mesosoma; long, erect hairs on the promesonotum; propodeal spine reduced almost to a denticle; the petiolar node apex narrow; postpetiole seen from above oval; longitudinal carinulae covering almost all of the head, including the central part of the clypeus (but not the occiput, which is smooth); and mesosoma almost entirely smooth and shiny.

Similar in some but not all of these traits to chalcaHNS, lucarisHNS, and ulothrixHNS, differing in additional details of body form, sculpturing, pilosity and color, as variously described above and illustrated.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.00, SL 0.56, EL 0.14, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.62, SL 0.52, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.

Color Major and minor: head anterior to the level of the eyes and sides of the prothorax and mesothorax brownish yellow; appendages light brown.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BOLIVIA: Aserrodero Moira, Santa Cruz, 14A°34'S 61A°12 W (Philip S. Ward). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1993-11-26

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole delicata: casent0644185, jtlc000016362

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