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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, 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, 4 times found in riparian forest, 5 times found in grassy clearing, cloud forest, 4 times found in riparian oak forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 177 times ex sifted leaf litter, 162 times at bait, 12 times forest litter, 7 times beating vegetation, 1 times under epiphytes, 2 times under rock, 1 times leaf litter forest floor, 2 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in soil of cave mouth, 1 times nest in clay bank, 1 times ex live stem, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 161 times Baiting, 129 times MiniWinkler, 23 times search, 14 times Berlese, 16 times MaxiWinkler, 13 times Night MiniWinkler, 6 times Berlese/Winkler, 8 times Winkler, 4 times bait, 7 times Beating, 4 times Maxi Winkler, ...
Elevations: collected from 380 - 3180 meters, 1633 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