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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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- bidens. Pheidole bidens Wilson, 2003: 377, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
A medium-large, yellow member of the flavens group whose major is distinguished by the unusual bidentate anterior margin of the clypeus, heart-shaped head in full-face view, and completely carinulate clypeus.
Similar to Pheidole styrax of Venezuela but different in absence of an antennal scrobe and many other details of body form, sculpturing, pilosity, and color, as illustrated. See also the less similar Pheidole moffetti, Pheidole nasutoides and Pheidole tennantae .
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.06, SL 0.56, EL 0.14, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.58, SL 0.46, EL 0.06, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: body and mandibles medium reddish yellow, appendages dark yellow.
Minor: body medium reddish yellow, appendages plain medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BRAZIL: Pirella Plantation (Iriboca), near Belém, col. P. F. Darlington. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L bidens, two-toothed, referring to the clypeus.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 377, fig. major, minor described)