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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
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.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth montane wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil, 1 times in dead wood on ground, 1 times nest on shaded rock face, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 1 times Winkler.
Elevations: collected from 1100 - 1650 meters, 1405 meters average
Type specimens: paratype Pheidole micron: jtlc000016452