The colony was found in an agricultural field created by clear-cutting and burning. (Wilson 2003)
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Only known from the type locality.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- agricola. Pheidole agricola Wilson, 2003: 556, 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 A distinctive member of the pilifera group recognizable by the following combination of traits.
Major: reddish yellow, medium-sized; with dense, very long, erect to suberect pilosity on the dorsal surface of the body; prominent, broad semicircular notch in anterior clypeal border; relatively long, thin propodeal spines, faintly bilobed pronotal profile in dorsal-oblique view; carinulae confined on head to the anterior third, and elsewhere to the anterior half of the pronotal dorsum; rest of body smooth and shiny.
Minor: light brown; pilosity of dorsal surface of body abundant, very long, and erect to suberect; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; body almost completely smooth and shiny.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.18, HL 1.38, SL 0.66, EL 0.16, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.60, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: concolorous reddish yellow.
Minor: concolorous light brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Type Locality Information
MEXICO: 24 km southwest of Cintalpa, Chiapas, 710 m, col. William P. MacKay.
L agricola, field-dweller, referring to the collection site of the type series.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 556, fig. major, minor described)