The type colony was found on a forested midmountain slope. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- binasifera. Pheidole binasifer Wilson, 2003: 664, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
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DIAGNOSIS A medium-sized member of the tristis group immediately recognizable as follows.
Major: in side view the median clypeal carina and nearest frontal lobe protrude as lobes from the anterior profile of the head like a pair of noses; propodeal spines small, slender, and perfectly vertical to the basal propodeal face; postpetiolar node oval; space between eye and antennal fossa rugoreticulate; pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate.
Minor: propodeal spines small and slender, and perfectly vertical to the basal propodeal face; head and mesosoma completely foveolate and opaque; occiput narrowed slightly, but lacks a nuchal collar; postpetiolar node depressed, and postpetiole overall cylindrical in shape.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.08, HL 1.32, SL 0.62, EL 0.14, PW 0.64. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.58, EL 0.08, PW 0.36.
COLOR Major: body light brown, appendages brownish yellow.
Minor: medium brown, appendages brownish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Finca Los Guaduales, 10 km southwest of San José del Palmar, Rio Torito, 760 m, col. Charles Kugler. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L binasifer, bearing two noses, referring to the projecting clypeal carina and nearest frontal lobe in side view.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.