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Species: Pheidole ademonia   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole ademonia Wilson, 2003a: 365, figs. (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Peru: Madre de Dios, Cuzco Amazónico, 15 km. NE Puerto Maldonado (S. Cover & J.E. Tobin). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paratype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: MCZC. Type notes: Details of paratype castes and their numbers are not given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru
  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 ademoniaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Gr ademoniaHNS, troubled, distressed.

Diagnosis A small yellow member of the flavensHNS group, similar to the species listed in the heading above, distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: antennal scrobe present, its surface weakly foveolate; occiput rugoreticulate, with remainder of dorsal head surface longitudinally carinulate; carinulae near the cephalic midline curving inward; promesonotal dorsal profde forms a single high, semicircular curve.

Minor: almost identical to that of sospesHNS (see illustration of that species). Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.36, EL 0.06, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. Color Major: concolorous medium reddish yellow. Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

Range Known from the type locality and from several series collected at the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.

biology Two series were collected at the type locality in terra firme forest. One was a small group of ants found beneath the bark

of a rotten log, the other several strays in soil (Stefan Cover, unpublished notes).

Figure Holotype, major. PERU: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). (The minor is nearly identical to that of P. sospesHNS, q.v.). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in TerraFirme, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Swamp.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times LeafLitter, 2 times ex sifted litter, rotten wood, 1 times Ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler48h, 2 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 31 - 580 meters, 294 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2006-10-07 00:00:00.0 and 2018-10-19 00:00:00.0

Type specimens:

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