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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Diagnosis A medium sized, concolorous brown member of the flavensHNS group characterized in the major by a somewhat flattened head in side view; relatively long, abundant, erect hairs on the mesosoma, waist, and gaster; short, equilateral propodeal spine in side view; longitudinal carinulae (but no rugoreticulum) covering the anterior dorsal half of the head, with middle section of clypeus smooth; postpetiolar node seen from above trapezoidal; and mesosoma mostly smooth and shiny.
body form, sculpturing, pilosity, and color, as variously indicated.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.82, HL 0.92, SL 0.54, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.
Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.50, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.28.
Color Major: body dark brown, appendages medium brown.
Minor: body medium brown, tarsi yellow, and remainder of appendages light brown.
range Known only from the type locality.
Biology The type colony was collected in Atlantic lowland rainforest.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Caraguatatuba Reserve, Sao Paulo state, 40-80 m (William L. and Doris E. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in CC 1200m., 2 times found in CC 1200 m..
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under loose bark, 3 times Copa de arbol, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Fogging, 3 times Malaise, 2 times miniWinkler.
Elevations: collected from 50 - 500 meters, 180 meters average
Type specimens: paratype Pheidole lucaris: jtlc000016440