| Pheidole erethizon|
Nothing is known about the biology of erethizon.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Recorded from the type locality (Michoacán); Azizintla, Guerrero; and Miacatlan, Morelos. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- erethizon. Pheidole erethizon Wilson, 2003: 154, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO.
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 crassicornis group characterized in both the major and minor by exceptionally dense, long hair (reaching an extreme in the gastral pilosity of the major); and entire head (except frontal triangle and central piece of clypeus),mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque. In addition, the minor is unusual within the crassicornis group in possessing a narrowed occiput seen in full-face view, yet nevertheless lacking a nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.26, HL 1.34, SL 0.92, EL 0.22, PW 0.64. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.70, SL 0.86, EL 0.16, PW 0.42.
COLOR Major: concolorous medium yellow with a very slight reddish tinge.
Minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
MEXICO: San José Purua, Michoacán, col. A. B. Hamton. Museum of Comparative Zoology
NL erethizon, porcupine, referring to the very long, bristly pilosity of the major and minor.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 154, fig . major, minor described)