Specimens, some at baits, were recovered from leaf litter in montane rainforest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Mountain forests of west-central Costa Rica, 1300–1600 m (Longino 1997).
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- hizemops. Pheidole hizemops Wilson, 2003: 437, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A small species sharing some traits, especially a moderately prominent mesonotal convexity, with Pheidole kuna, Pheidole micon, Pheidole tayrona and [[Pheidole tenebra of Mexico, Central America, and Colombia, and less so with Pheidole breviseta, Pheidole bruchella and Pheidole lignicola of Argentina and southern Brazil, but differing in details of sculpturing as shown, and especially in the eye of the major, which is placed farther forward on the head and has a concave posterior border.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.70, HL 0.76, SL 0.44, EL 0.14, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.42, EL 0.10, PW 0.32.
COLOR Major: waist and gaster light brown; rest of body and appendages reddish yellow (“orange”), with tarsi medium yellow.
Minor: reddish yellow (“orange”).
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COSTA RICA: 2.5 km northwest of Santa Elena, Puntarenas Province, 10°20'N 84°50'W, 1500 m, col. R. Burtoft. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr hizema, sinking, and ops, eye.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 437, fig. major, minor described)