Wheeler, W.M., 1934
The type colony was nesting beneath a stone.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- skwarrae. Pheidole skwarrae Wheeler, W.M. 1934g: 163 (s.w.q.) MEXICO. See also: Wilson, 2003: 349.
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, closet to Pheidole vistana and distinguished from it and other fallax group species by the following combination of traits.
Major: head elongate, with deep occipital cleft and subangulate occipital lobes in full-face view; antennal scape exceeding the occipital lobe by 2x its own maximum width; entire body, including all of the tergites and sternites of the gaster, foveolate and opaque; space between eye, frontal lobes, and frontal carinae rugoreticulate.
Minor: entire body, including at least the anterior two segments of the gaster, foveolate and opaque; nuchal collar well developed; antennal scape very long, extending 2X the distance between its insertion and nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.32, HL 1.60, SL 1.42, EL 0.24, PW 0.64. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.84, SL 1.20, EL 0.16, PW 0.42.
COLOR Major and minor: body concolorous medium brown, appendages yellowish brown.
Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Described from one soldier, one female and two workers taken from a single colony (No. 803) nesting under a stone at Cuernavaca, Morelos. Museum of Comparative Zoology
MEXICO: Cuernavaca, Morelos, col. Elisabeth Skwarra.
Named after the collector, Elisabeth Skwarra.
- Wheeler, W. M. 1934g. Neotropical ants collected by Dr. Elisabeth Skwarra and others. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 77: 157-240 (page 163, soldier, worker, queen described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 349, fig. major, minor described)