Pheidole glomericeps Wilson 2003

= Pheidole JTL-036

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

minor worker lateral view

major worker lateral view

minor worker face view

major worker face view


Minor worker: head length 0.46mm, head width 0.42mm, scape length 0.42mm, Webers length 0.50mm (n=1). Head rounded behind with impressed medial area; mesonotal suture absent; promesonotum evenly arched; propodeal spines medium length, spiniform; face foveolate with very faint rugae medially and on vertex lobes; medial area between frontal carinae slightly raised, producing a hint of an antennal scrobe; mesosoma foveolate, overlain with feeble rugae on anteromedian promesonotal dorsum; first gastral tergum smooth and shining; dorsal setae abundant (15 or more on promesonotum), medium length, flexuous; humeral setae longer than surrounding promesonotal setae; color orange.

Major worker: head length 0.82mm, head width 0.84mm, scape length 0.45mm (n=1). Face with shallow antennal scrobes; face shiny throughout, covered with long, widely-spaced, longitudinal, subparallel rugae; antennal scrobe smooth; hypostomal margin gently curved; median tooth pointed, distinct, of similar size to lateral teeth; lateral teeth pointed, about one half distance from midline to recessed teeth flanking mandible bases; dorsal pilosity abundant; head with abundant erect setae projecting from sides of head in face view.


Mexico, Costa Rica.

Natural History

Selected Records

Turrialba: Winkler sample.

Corcovado National Park (Sirena): at baits on forest floor.

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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