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Costa Rica (Atlantic slope to 900m). Type locality: Jimenez (nr Guapiles).
Inhabits mature wet forest; nests in dead wood on forest floor; nocturnal foragers have been observed; nests appear relatively common, yet workers are rarely taken in Winkler samples.
|Pheidole scrobifera||Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 629, (download)||629||20017|
|Pheidole scrobifera||n. sp.||Emery, C., 1896, Studi sulle formiche della fauna Neotropica., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 28, pp. 33-107: 41-43, (download)||41-43||3798|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 39 times found in montane wet forest, 17 times found in mature wet forest, 15 times found in tropical wet forest, 11 times found in wet forest, 5 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in 2nd growth forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, in matrix of pasture and forest, probabl old 2nd growth, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 2 times found in montane wet forest, near streams, 1 times found in cloud forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 36 times ex sifted leaf litter, 16 times at bait, 3 times nest in dead wood, 8 times Sobre Vegetacion, 7 times Hojarasca, 2 times nest in rotten wood, 3 times bajo de M/03, 1 times in live stem small shrub, 1 times ex Cecropia polyphlebia sapling, 1 times wet forest nr stream, in dead wood, 1 times nest in hard dead wood, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times search, 25 times miniWinkler, 18 times Baiting, 12 times Malaise, 9 times flight intercept trap, 8 times MaxiWinkler, 8 times Sweeping, 7 times Mini Winkler, 3 times Winkler, 1 times bait, 1 times beating, ...
Elevations: collected from 30 - 1100 meters, 637 meters average