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.
- camilla. Pheidole camilla Wilson, 2003: 387, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.
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, whose major is recognizable by a variable bulge in the middle of the dorsal surface of the head seen in side view, anterior to which the dorsal surface is variously rugulose and carinulate, and posterior to which the surface is covered by broken rugulae in the center and rugoreticulum on the side. In addition, the major is notable for its well-developed mesonotal convexity and large propodeal spines. At 50–60X some of the mesosomal and gastral hairs appear to have flattened apices. The minor has large spines and the entire body surface is sculptured, foveolate and opaque, except for the gaster, which is smooth and shiny.
Similar in some features to Pheidole alticola, Pheidole euryscopa, Pheidole hazenae, Pheidole heterothrix, Pheidole rectiluma, Pheidole rectisentis, Pheidole rectispina and Pheidole rectitrudis, but notably different in others as illustrated.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.98, SL 0.58, EL 0.14, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.50, SL 0.52, EL 0.08, PW 0.30.
COLOR Major: body medium brown, tarsi yellow, other appendages light brown.
Minor: body blackish brown, mandibles and scapes medium brown, other appendages light brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: 3 km east of Tandapi, Pichincha, col. Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalová-Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L Camilla, a legendary Volscian huntress and warrior.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 387, fig. major, minor described)