A Honduras series was collected in wet lowland forest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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From Wilson (2003): Known only from the type locality, and from Lancetilla, near Tela, Honduras, col. W. L. Brown.
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This species is only known from the minor.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- thrasys. Pheidole thrasys Wilson, 2003: 631, figs. (w.) PANAMA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A member of the scrobifera group known only from the minor, close to Pheidole arctos of northeastern Mexico and Pheidole epetrion of Ecuador, differing in the narrowed occiput, possession of a nuchal collar, and completely smooth and shiny mesonotum; also close to Pheidole simonsi, differing in its narrower occiput, well-developed nuchal collar, and yellow tarsi.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.62, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.
COLOR Minor: body dark brown, tarsi yellow, rest of appendages light yellow.
Figure. Holotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PANAMA: Barro Colorado Island, col. William L. Brown and Elwood S. McCluskey. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr thrasys, bold, courageous.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 631, fig. major, minor described)