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|Pheidole deceptrix||Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 679, (download)||679||20017|
|Pheidole deceptrix||Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 25-26, (download)||25-26||22820|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 221 times found in cloud forest, 53 times found in mesophyll forest, 35 times found in 2ndary liquidambar forest, 24 times found in lowland rainforest, 16 times found in 2nd growth forest, 11 times found in mesophil forest, 13 times found in cloud forest at night, 6 times found in pasture near cloud forest, 6 times found in edge of cloud forest, 7 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 222 times ex sifted leaf litter, 201 times at bait, 12 times forest litter, 7 times beating vegetation, 1 times under epiphytes, 2 times under rock, 2 times nest under rock, 1 times leaf litter forest floor, 2 times under stone, 1 times rotten treebase litter, 1 times nest in soil of cave mouth, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 200 times Baiting, 167 times MiniWinkler, 23 times search, 14 times Berlese, 17 times MaxiWinkler, 14 times Winkler, 13 times Night MiniWinkler, 6 times Berlese/Winkler, 7 times Beating, 4 times bait, 4 times Maxi Winkler, ...
Elevations: collected from 380 - 3180 meters, 1521 meters average
Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole deceptrix: casent0901595; Lectotype major Pheidole deceptrix: jtlc000015315; paratype Pheidole chiapasana: jtlc000016345; paratype Pheidole variceps: jtlc000016568; syntype minor Pheidole deceptrix: jtlc000015320