Pheidole kuna

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Pheidole kuna
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. kuna
Binomial name
Pheidole kuna
Wilson, 2003

This species is only known from type specimens, collected in rainforest. (Wilson 2003)


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 9.25° to 9.25°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





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

  • kuna. Pheidole kuna Wilson, 2003: 441, figs. (s.w.) PANAMA.

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


DIAGNOSIS A very small, bicolorous member of the flavens group close to flavens, with which it may be synonymous, and Pheidole tayrona, distinguished from both in the major, which has a distinctive bicolorous body and angulate mesonotum. See also Pheidole breviseta, Pheidole hizemops, Pheidole lignicola, Pheidole micon and Pheidole tenebra.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.74, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.36, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

COLOR Major and minor: gaster and postpetiole light brown; rest of body and appendages reddish yellow.

Pheidole kuna Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

PANAMA: Nusagandi, San Blas Province, col. Leeanne E. Tennant-Alonso. Museum of Comparative Zoology


Kuna, Amerindian tribe of the San Blas region.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.