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The only difference between the types of P. scabriventris and P. nebulosa is color. The former is red brown instead of yellow.
There are three specimens on BOLD, from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Cosa Rica. They form a tight cluster, suggesting a single widespread species.
Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass
Wilson, E. O. 2005. Oribatid mite predation by small ants of the genus Pheidole. Insectes Sociaux 52:263-265.
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|Pheidole nebulosa||Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 57-58, (download)||57-58||22820|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 155 times found in mature wet forest, 113 times found in lowland rainforest, 89 times found in tropical moist forest, 73 times found in tropical rainforest, 58 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 57 times found in montane wet forest, 24 times found in lowland wet forest, 25 times found in 2º wet forest, 7 times found in CES (700.350 GIS), 16 times found in 2º lowland tropical rainforest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 351 times ex sifted leaf litter, 258 times at bait, 33 times Hojarasca, 9 times Primary, 6 times Primary forest, 6 times beating vegetation, 2 times foragers at cookie bait, 1 times nest in crack in live trunk, 1 times forest near lab clearing, treefall gap, fallen trees leafless, branches dead, bu, 1 times under roots of epiphyte on stream bank, 1 times pecan sandie bait, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 286 times baiting, 316 times miniWinkler, 32 times Winkler, 24 times MaxiWinkler, 9 times search, 19 times Mini Winkler, 7 times Search & Berles, 16 times Berlese, 15 times Lure/Bait, 16 times Malaise, 10 times flight intercept trap, ...
Elevations: collected from 30 - 1380 meters, 298 meters average