This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- alticola. Pheidole alticola Wilson, 2003: 368, 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.
A medium-sized, brown member of the flavens group with contrasting yellow legs. Very similar to Pheidole euryscopa , which occurs at the same locality, and especially in its large, forward-placed eye and curved, backward-directed propodeal spines, but differing in the major in important details of pronotal form and sculpturing, extent of smooth area at and forward of the occiput, and in color.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.84, HL 1.00, SL 0.48, EL 0.14, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.58, SL 0.50, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major and minor: body medium brown, appendages dark yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de las Guacheros, 10 km southeast of Palestina, 1900–2000 m, col. Charles Kugler and J. Hahn. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L alticola, dweller of high places, alluding to the type locality.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 368, fig. major, minor described)