Nothing is known about the biology of napoensis.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Known only from the major.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- napoensis. Pheidole napoensis Wilson, 2003: 725, figs. (s.) ECUADOR.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A striking, large member of the tristis complex, similar to Pheidole bellatrix of Colombia and more distantly so to Pheidole pepo, Pheidole rotundiceps, Pheidole sphaerica and Pheidole subsphaerica, variously from Colombia and Ecuador, and distinguished as follows.
Major: promesonotum in side view forms a very large hump towering over the propodeum; antennal scrobes present; humeri very broad and rugoreticulate; postpetiolar node conulate; a patch of rugoreticulum present behind and below the eye. Minor: unknown.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.70, HL 1.70, SL 0.72, EL 0.20, PW 0.92.
COLOR Major: body and mandibles very dark reddish brown, other appendages brownish yellow.
Figure. Unique holotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: 20 kilometers south of Tena, Napo, 600 m, col. Stewart and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the Ecuadoran province of origin.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 725, fig. major described)