| Pheidole sagax|
The type series was collected from a forested ravine. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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From Wilson (2003): Known from the type series and from Granada, Nicaragua, col. C. F. Baker.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- sagax. Pheidole sagax Wilson, 2003: 227, 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.
Major: yellow; in full-face view, profiles of occipital lobes form almost perfect semicircles; in dorsal-oblique view, humerus is subangulate and pronotum weakly bilobous; petiolar node broad, its apex in side view broadly rounded; all of head dorsum and mesosoma foveolate; gaster entirely smooth and shiny; profile of head in full-face view bare of pilosity, except for clypeus.
Minor: yellow; occiput slightly narrowed, with nuchal collar; most of posterior dorsal surface of head and all of gaster smooth and shiny.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.14, SL 0.76, EL 0.16, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.36.
COLOR Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: 5 km north of Villavicencio, Meta, col. William L. and Doris E. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L sagax, referring to the globose occipital lobes.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 227, fig. major, minor described)