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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Named after the department of Colombia from which the type series originated.
Major: dorsum of head covered to occipital margin by longitudinal carinulae, which are faint and broken in the posterior half; rest of sculpturing consists solely of foveolation, covering all of the body except the gaster, which is entirely smooth and shiny.
Minor: all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque; sculpturing otherwise entirely absent except for carinulae on margins of the frontal lobes; head narrowed posteriorly, but nuchal collar absent.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.80, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.
Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.60, EL 0.08, PW 0.28.
Color Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.
range Known from the type locality and from the Bogota-Villavicencio Road, Cundinamarca, 1100 m (Charles Kugler).
Biology Winged queens were found in the Bogota-Villavicencio series on 1 May.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Transecto Sumapaz, Meta, 920 m (T. van der Hammen). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Elevations: collected at 930 m
Collect Date Range: collected on 1981-08-14
Type specimens: holotype Pheidole metana: jtlc000016451
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