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Species: Pheidole moffetti   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole moffetti Wilson, 2003A: 463, figs. (s.w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: French Guiana
  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 moffettiHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named in honor of the collector and distinguished naturalist Mark W. Moffett.

Diagnosis A medium-large, mostly brown member of the flavensHNS group, distinguished in the major by the completely carinulate sculpturing of the dorsal surface of its head, including notably all of the clypeus; the nearly perfect semicircular profde of the promesonotum in side view; trapezoidal postpetiolar node; rugose mesopleuron; and long pilosity; and in the minor by the bicolorous condition of the body. Close to bidensHNS and styraxHNS, but among other details, lacking teeth on the anterior clypeal border. See also the less similar nasutoidesHNS and tennantaeHNS.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.04, SL 0.58, EL 0.14, PW 0.50. Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.48, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

Color Major: head medium reddish brown, rest of body medium brown, appendages brownish yellow. Minor: gaster dark brown, rest of body and appendages light reddish brown.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Collected along the Kaw Mountains road at the edge of rainforest.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. FRENCH GUIANA: Kaw Mountains, 45 km marker (Mark W. Moffett). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 200 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole moffetti: jtlc000016461; Paratype Pheidole moffetti Wilson 2003: casent0645832

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