An Ant for Movember

Pheidole bigote Longino 2009 (photo from

The impressively moustached Pheidole bigote was described from Chiapas by Jack Longino in 2009. What’s up with the bizarrely plush facial adornment? No one knows. Seems like there’s a lot of that going around these days.

source: Longino, J. T. 2009. Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Zootaxa 2181: 1-90. 

3 thoughts on “An Ant for Movember”

  1. I like the description on antweb of the feature too – “clypeal pompons”. From previous experience I know that my clypeal pompons are nowhere near as impressive though, so I’ll continue shaving…

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  3. Alfred Buschinger

    Bearded Tit, Panurus biarmicus, is a European little bird ( ).
    The title of my contribution in the Ameisenforum, “Bartmeise”, is a play on words: often German antkeepers call their ants “Meisen” (titmice) instead of “Ameisen”. – I’m surprised how fast the Pingback has worked!
    But now I would like to know, Myrmecos, whether the “ant for M o v e m b e r” is just a typo, or another play on words? 😉

    A. Buschinger

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