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Found most commonly in these habitats: 52 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in cement patio area near buildings of cacao research station, 1 times found in pasture/road edge, 1 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in riparian dry forest, 1 times found in roadcut in cloud forest, 1 times found in town center, 1 times found in Bosque alto edge, 1 times found in beach edge, 1 times found in dry forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 53 times at bait, 1 times old lava field; under stone, 2 times foragers, 1 times colony emigration, 1 times recruiting to food, 1 times on clay bank, edge of stream, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Trail behind kitchen. Nomamyrmex were raiding a Pheidole I nest in the trail., 1 times wet forest, 1 times Malaise trap.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 51 times baiting, 8 times Search, 3 times bait, 2 times direct collection, 1 times Malaise.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1640 meters, 164 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole vafra: casent0913469; paralectotype of Pheidole vafra: casent0913470; paratype Pheidole laticornis: jtlc000016428; syntype of Pheidole idiota: casent0913471, casent0913472; syntype of Pheidole vafra idiota maculifrons: casent0913473, casent0913474