Found in leaf litter of lowland rainforest; workers were attracted to baits (Longino 1997).
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.
- beloceps. Pheidole beloceps Wilson, 2003: 376, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
A small, yellow species whose major has an elongated head, the dorsal surface of which, with the exception of the mid-clypeus and frontal triangle, is completely foveolate and opaque; the rest of the cephalic sculpturing comprising longitudinal carinulae confined to the anterior half of the capsule; antennal scrobe absent; thick long, vertical propodeal spines are present, thin tips turning slightly forward in side view; small, subangulate mesonotal convexity present, and postpetiolar node conulate.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.96, SL 0.30, EL 0.06, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.48, SL 0.36, EL 0.04, PW 0.26.
COLOR Major: body dark yellow, appendages medium yellow.
Minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COSTA RICA: 4 km east of Turrialba, Cartago, 550 m, col. J. T. Longino. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr beloceps, arrow-headed, referring to the elongate and vertically thin head capsule.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 376, fig. major, minor described)