Pheidole industa

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Pheidole industa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. industa
Binomial name
Pheidole industa
Santschi, 1939

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of industa.


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Uruguay (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • industa. Pheidole rufipilis st. industa Santschi, 1939e: 316, fig. 3 (s.w.) URUGUAY. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 305.

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


From Wilson (2003): A member of the fallax group similar in various characters to Pheidole chiapasana, Pheidole dentata, Pheidole humeridens, Pheidole laeviventris, Pheidole madrensis, Pheidole maja and Pheidole tetroides, differing as follows.

Major: rugoreticulum on sides of head covering most of genae and extending posteriorly to halfway between eyes and occipital border; carinulae originating on frontal lobes extend all the way to occiput, where they become a small patch of rugoreticulum; antennal scapes reach posteriorly well beyond midpoint from eye to occipital corner; sides of propodeum rugulose-carinulate; profile of pronotum in dorsal-oblique view elevated well above that of mesonotal convexity, and smoothly convex; propodeal spines long and vertical to basal propodeal face; postpetiole from above elliptical.

Minor: sides of propodeum rugulose-carinulate; humerus subangulate in side view; occiput in full-face view flat.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.60, HL 1.60, SL 1.08, EL 0.24, PW 0.80. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.80, HL 0.86, SL 1.04, EL 0.20, PW 0.48.

COLOR Major: concolorous light reddish (almost yellowish) brown.

Minor: concolorous medium brown.

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Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Lectotype Specimen Labels

Type Material

URUGUAY: Montevideo. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel - as reported in Wilson (2003)


Unknown, possibly L industria, busy, active. (Wilson 2003)


  • Santschi, F. 1939e. Études et descriptions de fourmis néotropiques. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 10: 312-330 (page 316, fig. 3 soldier, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 305, fig. major, minor described, Raised to species: new status)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Santschi F. 1939. Études et descriptions de fourmis néotropiques. Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro). 10: 312-330.
  • Zolessi L. C. de, Y. P. Abenante, and M. E. de Philippi. 1988. Lista sistematica de las especies de Formicidos del Uruguay. Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montev. 11: 1-9.
  • de Zolessi, L.C., Y.P. de Abenante and M.E. Philippi. 1987. Lista sistemática de las especies de formícidos del Uruguay. Comunicaciones Zoologicas del Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo 11(165):1-9