| Pheidole micon|
This species is only known from type specimens. The type collection was made from a rotting log in a coffee plantation (cafetal). (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.
- micon. Pheidole micon Wilson, 2003: 454, 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.
DIAGNOSIS A medium-sized member of the flavens group; most immediately recognizable by the striking bicolorous condition of both castes (see below). Most similar in the remainder of its anatomy to Pheidole breviseta, Pheidole bruchella and Pheidole hizemops, differing in details of sculpturing and form of the mesosoma, petiole, and postpetiole, as illustrated.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.50, EL 0.14, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.28.
COLOR Major: bicolorous, body dark brown, appendages dark yellow.
Minor: bicolorous, postpetiole and gaster medium to brownish yellow, rest of body medium brown, appendages medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: San Pedro de la Sierra, Magdalena, Colombia, 1300 m, col. Charles Kugler. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Micon, a painter and sculptor of ancient Athens.
Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Text and images from this publication used by permission of the author.