| Pheidole eparmata|
Nothing is known about the biology of eparmata.
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.
- eparmata. Pheidole eparmata Wilson, 2003: 684, figs. (s.w.) VENEZUELA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Major: somewhat similar to Pheidole subarmata and related species (see under subarmata), but very small, with frontal lobes less extended in side view; shallow antennal scrobes present; head bicolored (see under Color below); eyes set well forward, so that their distance from the anterior genal border is only slightly more than an Eye Length; postpetiole seen from above oval; all of frontal lobes covered by carinulae, which extend more than halfway from level of eyes to level of occiput.
Minor: eye placed well forward on head, such that distance to anterior genal border is less than an Eye Length.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.62, HL 0.76, SL 0.36, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
COLOR Major and minor: brownish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
VENEZUELA: Rancho Grande, Estado Aragua, 1100 m, col. William L. and Doris E. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L eparmata, armed upon or in addition to, in reference to the similarity to subarmata and related species.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 684, fig. major, minor described)