Pheidole miseranda

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Pheidole miseranda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. miseranda
Binomial name
Pheidole miseranda
Wheeler, W.M., 1924

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Krakatau Islands.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • miseranda. Pheidole miseranda Wheeler, W.M. 1924b: 243 (s.) INDONESIA (Krakatau I.) Wheeler, W.M. 1937a: 22 (w.).

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Wheeler (1937) - Length 1.3-1.5 mm.

Head without the mandibles as broad as long, slightly narrowed anteriorly, with broadly rounded posterior corners and medially sinuate posterior border. Eyes convex, just in front of the middle of the sides. Mandibles with a single long apical tooth and several basal denticles. Clypeus convex, its anterior border straight and entire in the middle. Frontal area large, semicircular, with median carinula; frontal carinae straight, subparallel, as far apart as their distance from the lateral borders of the head. Antennal scapes thickened apically, reaching very slightly beyond the posterior border of the head. Pro- and mesonotum forming together an evenly convex, hemispherical mass; epinotum much lower, slightly longer than broad, with subequal base and declivity, the spines suberect, half as long as the base. Postpetiole as broad in front as behind, its node blunt and rounded in profile, its summit from behind slightly convex. Postpetiole one and one- half times as broad as the petiole, broader than long, with feebly angulate sides. Gaster broadly elliptical, with truncated anterior border.

Mandibles shining, indistinctly striate; head, thorax and petiolar node subopaque, densely and evenly punctate ("thimble-punctured"); postpetiole, gaster and legs smooth and shining.

Hairs white, very sparse and rather short on the body, shorter, oblique and more numerous on the tibiae.

Head and thorax brownish ferruginous; abdomen, mandibles, antennae and legs paler and more yellowish; middle portions of femora and gaster posteriorly infuscated.

References

  • Wheeler, W. M. 1924c. Ants of Krakatau and other islands in the Sunda Strait. Treubia 5: 239-258 (page 243, soldier described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1937a. Additions to the ant-fauna of Krakatau and Verlaten Island. Treubia 16: 21-24 (page 22, worker described)