| Pheidole eriophora|
The type colony was collected in montane rainforest. (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.
- eriophora. Pheidole eriophora Wilson, 2003: 685, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: reddish yellow; occiput narrowed, giving the head capsule plus mandibles an overall elliptical shape in full-face view; some hairs on dorsal surfaces of head curved, giving a locally woolly look to the pilosity; humerus prominent, subangulate from above; propodeal spines vertical; postpetiole from above oval; most of posterior third of head, including occiput, smooth and shiny.
Minor: propodeal dorsum transversely carinulate; sides ofpropodeum with scattered short rugulae; upper mesopleuron foveolate; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.26, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.64. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.62, SL 0.52, EL 0.08, PW 0.40.
COLOR Major: body and mandibles reddish yellow, legs and antennae plain medium yellow. Minor: body and mandibles plain brownish yellow, legs and antennae plain medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Pance, Mun. de Cali, Valle, 1700 m, col. William L. Brown and S. Chaplin. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr eriophora, wool-bearing, alluding to the curving, wool-like pilosity of the mesosoma.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 685, fig. major, minor described)