The type specimen was collected from a “red rotten” log on the floor of terra firme forest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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Only known from the major.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- micridris. Pheidole micridris Wilson, 2003: 455, figs. (s.w.) PERU.
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DIAGNOSIS Unique, distinguished in the major by the very small size; circular head shape in full-face view; eyes set far forward in the head; raised promesonotum that drops through a long, steep face to the metanotum; conate postpetiole; restriction of carinulae to the frontal lobes and antennal fossae; and completely foveolate head and mesosoma.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.64, HL 0.64, SL 0.34, EL 0.12, PW 0.32.
COLOR Major: dark yellow, with gaster a shade darker of brownish yellow.
Figure. Unique holotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PERU: Cuzco Amazónico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, col. Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr micridris, small and knowing one.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 455, fig. major described)