This species is only known from type specimens, collected in 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.
- kuna. Pheidole kuna Wilson, 2003: 441, figs. (s.w.) PANAMA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A very small, bicolorous member of the flavens group close to flavens, with which it may be synonymous, and Pheidole tayrona, distinguished from both in the major, which has a distinctive bicolorous body and angulate mesonotum. See also Pheidole breviseta, Pheidole hizemops, Pheidole lignicola, Pheidole micon and Pheidole tenebra.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.74, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.36, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
COLOR Major and minor: gaster and postpetiole light brown; rest of body and appendages reddish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PANAMA: Nusagandi, San Blas Province, col. Leeanne E. Tennant-Alonso. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Kuna, Amerindian tribe of the San Blas region.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 441, fig. major, minor described)