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Species: Pheidole lupus   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole lupus Wilson, 2003A: 320, figs. (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


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


J. Longino, 19 Apr 2014: Very similar to and perhaps jr. syn. of P. longiscapa Forel.

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 lupusHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology l lupusHNS, wolf.

diagnosis A member of the " jujuyensisHNS complex" of the larger fallaxHNS group, comprising araneoidesHNS, cuevasiHNS, durioneiHNS, jujuyensisHNS, kugleriHNS, leoninaHNS, leptinaHNS, lucretiiHNS, lupusHNS, paraensisHNS, punctithoraxHNS, tijucanaHNS, wallaceiHNS, and wolfringiHNS. P. lupusHNS is distinguished as follows.

Major: antennal scape just reaches occipital corner; rugoreticulum on each side of head runs in a swath from eye to antennal fossa; carinulae extend no further than halfway from level of eye to level of occiput; in full-face view occiput and narrow zone running from it around midline foveolate; pronotal dorsal profile in dorsal-oblique view bilobate; propodeal spines small, equilaterally triangular; pilosity very dense and long, many hairs as long as Eye Length.

Minor: pilosity very dense and long, many hairs as long as Eye Length; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput drawn into neck, with nuchal collar.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.16, HL 1.28, SL 1.06, EL 0.24, PW 0.64. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.74, SL 1.00, EL 0.20, PW 0.40.

color Major: body dark brown except for head anterior to eyes, which is medium reddish brown; mandibles medium reddish brown; other appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: body medium brown; appendages light brown except for tarsi, which are yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Estacion Biologica de Cocha Cashu, Madre de Dios, 400 m (Diane W. Davidson). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 400 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole lupus: jtlc000016441; Paratype Pheidole lupus Wilson 2003: casent0645820, casent0645821

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