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Species: Pheidole JTL187

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Biology:

Occurs in lowland second growth or mature wet forest. Nests are in clay banks, usually near streams. The nest entrance is slit-shaped and often surmounted by a flared clay turret or auricle. Chambers are a few cm deep and sometimes contain seeds. One fully excavated colony had a single queen.

Comments:

cf. lagunculinoda. Face view of major nearly identical in size and shape. This species has suberect setae on mandibles; lacking on lagunculinoda. Minor worker is overall smaller, smaller more normal postpetiole. Both major and minor have smaller propodeal spines than lagunculinoda.

This species parapatric with and likely sister to P. lagunculinoda.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in mesophyll forest, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in 2° wet forest, steep bank near stream, 2 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times at bait, 5 times nest in clay bank, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Baiting, 5 times search, 3 times MaxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 150 - 1360 meters, 888 meters average

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