Pheidole daphne Wilson 2003

= Pheidole JTL-094

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

major face view

major lateral view


Minor worker: head length 0.54mm, head width 0.44mm, scape length 0.51mm, Webers length 0.59mm (n=1). Head rounded behind, with weak median indentation; mesonotal suture weakly impressed; humeri somewhat produced; propodeal spines moderately long, spiniform; face and mesosoma superficially foveolate throughout, somewhat shining (rather than the mat surface typical of more strongly foveolate species); first gastral tergum smooth and shining; dorsal pilosity sparse (about 8 setae on promesonotum), short, stiff; color dirty yellow brown.

Major worker: head length 0.97mm, head width 0.93mm, scape length 0.53mm (n=1). Face largely foveolate, overlain with subparallel, longitudinal rugae on anterior half; vertex lobes smooth and shining, shinyness extending a short distance onto face; hypostomal margin gently curved, with no median tooth, and a pair of small teeth about one half distance from midline to recessed teeth flanking mandible bases (Figure); dorsal pilosity sparse, stiff; head with sparse, short, stiff setae projecting from sides of head in face view.


Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.

Natural History

This species is arboreal, in mature lowland rainforest.

Selected Records

La Selva: multiple canopy fogging and Malaise samples.

Page authors:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.

Stefan Cover, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 USA.

Date of this version: 2 September 2003.
Previous versions of this page: 8 December 1997
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