Nothing is known about the biology of sabina.
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.
- sabina. Pheidole sabina Wilson, 2003: 747, 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.
DIAGNOSIS Similar in various ways to Pheidole balzani, Pheidole brunnescens, Pheidole exarata, Pheidole excubitor, Pheidole fabricator, Pheidole germaini, Pheidole hispaniolae, Pheidole nigella, Pheidole prattorum, Pheidole sarpedon, Pheidole tristis, Pheidole tristops and Pheidole unicornis, and differing as follows.
Major: pilosity very dense and long, with many of the hairs more than 2X Eye Length; a rugoreticulum extends from eye to antennal fossa and frontal lobe on each side of head; carinulae along midline of head reach occiput; occipital corners smooth; humerus in dorsal-oblique view high; mesonotal convexity very low; postpetiole from above spinose.
Minor: occiput broad, slightly concave, lacking nuchal collar; promesonotal profile smoothly semicircular; petiolar node from side tapers to a point; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.08, HL 1.16, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.54, SL 0.50, EL 0.06, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: body and head medium brown except for head anterior to eyes, which is brownish yellow; legs dark yellow.
Minor: body and head light brown except for head anterior to eyes, which is yellow; appendages yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
MEXICO: 3 km south of Huatusco, km 38 on Fortin Road, Veracruz, col. Cornell University Mexico Field Party, August 1960. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L sabina, given female name, as Sabina, wife of Hadrian.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 747, fig. major, minor described)