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Species: Pheidole micon   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pheidole micon Wilson, 2003A: 454, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


Neotropical Region: Aragua, Colombia, Magdalena, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Pheidole miconHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology MiconHNS, a painter and sculptor of ancient Athens.

diagnosis A medium-sized member of the flavensHNS group; most immediately recognizable by the striking bicolorous condition of both castes (see below). Most similar in the remainder of its anatomy to brevisetaHNS, bruchellaHNS, and hizemopsHNS, differing in details of sculpturing and form of the mesosoma, petiole, and postpetiole, as illustrated. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.50, EL 0.14, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.28. color Major: bicolorous, body dark brown, appendages dark yellow.

Minor: bicolorous, postpetiole and gaster medium to brownish yellow, rest of body medium brown, appendages medium yellow.

range Known only from the type series.

biology Found in a rotting log in a coffee plantation (cafetal).

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: San Pedro de la Sierra, Magdalena, Colombia, 1300 m (Charles Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1100 - 1300 meters, 1150 meters average

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole micron: jtlc000016452

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