This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- morelosana. Pheidole morelosana Wilson, 2003: 465, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: dark yellow; occiput broad and deep; pilosity dense and very long, many hairs much longer than Eye Length; humerus subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines long, nearly vertical to propodeal basal face in dorsal-oblique view; promesonotal profile flat in side view; postpetiolar node very low in side view and spinose from above; mesosoma entirely foveolate and opaque.
Minor: eye small, oval; all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque; petiolar node broad and rounded at apex; postpetiolar node low; occiput broad, its margin concave.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.78, HL 0.88, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.50, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.28.
COLOR Major: concolorous dark yellow except for antennae and tarsi, which are pale yellow. Minor: concolorous medium yellow except for tarsi, which are pale yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
MEXICO: Miacatlan, Morelos, col. A. B. Hamton. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the Mexican state of origin of the type colony.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 465, fig. major, minor described)