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*''[[Pheidole hecate bruesi]]'' Wheeler, W.M., 1917
 
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Nothing is known about the biology of  ''hecate''.
  
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==Identification==
 
==Identification==
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See the [[Pheidole_hecate#Description |description]] in the nomenclature section.
  
 
==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
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An apparent Jamaican endemic, ''hecate'' has been recorded from the following localities on the island: Hardwar Gap, Kingston, Newton, Troy, and southwest side of the main range, Blue Mountains, variously at 600-900 m. (Wilson 2003)
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This taxon was described from Jamaica.
 
This taxon was described from Jamaica.
  
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==Nomenclature==
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===Description===
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From Wilson (2003): A member of the ''granulata'' group (4-segmented antennae), unique in both castes in the very long propodeal spines and completely carinulate mesosoma.
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MEASUREMENTS (mrn) Lectotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.18, SL 0.86, EL 0.20, PW 0.62.
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Paralectotype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.78, SL 0.92, EL 0.16, PW 0.48.
  
==Biology==
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COLOR Major: body very dark reddish brown, appendages light to medium brown.
  
==Castes==
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Minor: body blackish brown, appendages medium brown.
  
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===Description===
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'''Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.'''
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===Type Material===
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{{MCZC}} - as reported in Wilson (2003)
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===Type Locality Information===
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JAMAICA: Troy. (Wilson 2003)
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===Etymology===
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Gr ''Hecate'', goddess of magic and witchcraft. (Wilson 2003)
  
 
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Revision as of 14:38, 3 October 2011

Pheidole hecate
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Pheidolini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. hecate
Binomial name
Pheidole hecate
Wheeler, W.M., 1911
Synonyms

Nothing is known about the biology of hecate.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Distribution

An apparent Jamaican endemic, hecate has been recorded from the following localities on the island: Hardwar Gap, Kingston, Newton, Troy, and southwest side of the main range, Blue Mountains, variously at 600-900 m. (Wilson 2003)

This taxon was described from Jamaica.

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World. Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

From Wilson (2003): A member of the granulata group (4-segmented antennae), unique in both castes in the very long propodeal spines and completely carinulate mesosoma.

MEASUREMENTS (mrn) Lectotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.18, SL 0.86, EL 0.20, PW 0.62. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.78, SL 0.92, EL 0.16, PW 0.48.

COLOR Major: body very dark reddish brown, appendages light to medium brown.

Minor: body blackish brown, appendages medium brown.


Pheidole hecate Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

Museum of Comparative Zoology - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Type Locality Information

JAMAICA: Troy. (Wilson 2003)

Etymology

Gr Hecate, goddess of magic and witchcraft. (Wilson 2003)

References

Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Text and images from this publication used by permission of the author.

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