Nothing is known about the biology of davidsonae.
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.
- davidsonae. Pheidole davidsonae Wilson, 2003: 185, figs. (s.w.) PERU.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
A member of the diligens group similar in various characters to Pheidole coffeicola, Pheidole hoelldobleri, Pheidole mooreorum, Pheidole peregrina, Pheidole zelata, and especially Pheidole gagates, and distinguished as follows.
Major: head tricolorous (see Color below); antennal scapes thick and short, their tips touching the lateral margin of the head well short of half the distance from eye to occipital corner; propodeal spine straight, about one-third as long as the basal propodeal face; pronotum peaks at middle to form subangle; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa; carinulae on head do not extend beyond eye level more than half the Eye Length; in full-face view, concavity of occipital margin very broad.
Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; pronotum smooth except for foveolate anterior rim; postpetiole from above bell-shaped.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.06, HL 1.06, SL 0.64, EL 0.20, PW 0.56. Paratype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.60, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: head tricolorous, with clypeus yellow, head posterior to clypeus light brown, rest of head rich dark reddish brown; mesosoma and waist medium to dark reddish brown; gaster dark brown, tarsi yellow, and other appendages brownish yellow.
Minor: body medium brown; tarsi yellow; other appendages light brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PERU: Cocha Cashu Research Station, Madre de Dios, 400 m, col. Diane W. Davidson. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the collector and distinguished insect ecologist Diane W. Davidson.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 185, fig. major, minor described)