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Species: Pheidole longiseta   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole longiseta Wilson, 2003A: 206, 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):

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 longisetaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L longisetaHNS, long-haired.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, brown species with extremely long, relative sparse, erect to suberect pilosity.

Major: the cephalic sculpturing is confined to the anterior half of the head and consists in part of rugoreticulum mesad to the eyes.

Minor: propodeal spine greatly reduced, pronotum smooth and shining.

Similar to pubiventrisHNS, sensitivaHNS, and variegataHNS, differing in many details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated. See also the less similar blumenauensisHNS, rochaiHNS, seeldrayersiHNS, and vafraHNS.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.16, SL 0.88, EL 0.18, PW 0.58.

Paratype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.98, EL 0.16, PW 0.42.

color Major: body medium brown, appendages a slightly contrasting medium yellowish brown.

Minor: head, mesosoma, and peduncles of petiole and postpetiole dark brown; nodes of petiole and postpetiole, gaster, and appendages a contrasting medium brown.

range Known from the type locality, and from 90 km north of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (E. O. Wilson).

Biology The type colony was nesting in a small white-wood rotten log on the floor of terra firme forest.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 200 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole longiseta: jtlc000016438; Paratype Pheidole longiseta Wilson 2003: casent0645818

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