Pheidole JTL-143 Longino ms.

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

major face view

major lateral view

Additional images: major worker, dorsal view (small, large).

Identification

The same as Pheidole JTL-104, differing only in the presence of long erect setae on hind tibia. Minor worker: head length 0.46mm, head width 0.44mm, scape length 0.35mm, Webers length 0.52mm (n=1). Major worker: head length 0.85mm, head width 0.78mm, scape length 0.39mm (n=1).

Also very similar to P. specularis. Minors of JTL-143 differ from specularis in more dense and uniform foveolation on side of petiole and postpetiole; propodeal spines not quite as long; postpetiole in dorsal view more trapezoidal (more oval in specularis). Majors of JTL-143 differ from specularis in more dense and uniform foveolate sculpture on vertex lobes; postpetiole in dorsal view more trapezoidal (more transverse, with sides more acutely angular in specularis).

Range

Costa Rica (Atlantic lowlands).

Natural History

Inhabits wet forest leaf litter. Known from 300-500m on Volcan Barva transect.


Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. longinoj@evergreen.edu


Date of this version: 31 December 2008.
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