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Species: Pheidole hectornitida   Longino, 2019 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole hectornitida Longino, 2019 PDF: 36, plate 48 (s.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Costa Rica, San José: 8km S Santa Maria, 9.57653 -83.95188 ±20 m, 1510 m, 29-Jun-2015, cloud forest, nest in dead wood (J. Longino, JTL9387) [MUCR, unique specimen identifier CASENT0637217]. AntCat AntWiki


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica
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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in cloud forest, 8 times found in cloud forest, 2ndary, near pasture, 9 times found in riparian forest, cloud forest along stream, near dairy farm pasture, 2nd growth or disturbed primary, 7 times found in cloud forest, on steep slope, probably old 2nd growth, near pasture, 3 times found in cloud forest, disturbed, near road, pasture, 1 times found in montane wet forest, in matrix of pasture and forest, probabl old 2nd growth.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times at bait, 1 times nest in dead wood, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times beating veg..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times baiting, 1 times search, 4 times miniWinkler, 1 times beating, 1 times maxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 850 - 1620 meters, 1491 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole hectornitida Longino 2019: casent0637217; Paratype of Pheidole hectornitida Longino 2019: casent0637216, casent0646416, casent0646417, casent0646418, casent0646419, casent0646420, casent0646421, casent0646422, casent0646423, casent0646424, casent0646425

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