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Species: Pheidole micon   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wilson, E. O.:
etymology Micon , a painter and sculptor of ancient Athens.
diagnosis A medium-sized member of the flavens group; most immediately recognizable by the striking bicolorous condition of both castes (see below). Most similar in the remainder of its anatomy to breviseta , bruchella , and hizemops , 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

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times search

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

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole micron: jtlc000016452

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