This species is only known from the type series. It was found in a buried piece of rotting wood. (Wilson 2003)
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.
- crinita. Pheidole crinita Wilson, 2003: 403, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.
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A small, yellow member of the flavens group distinguished in the major and minor by the complete absence of sculpturing posterior to the level of the eye, broadly concave occipital border, nearly perfect semicircular profile of the promesonotum, and abundant, long pilosity.
Major: nearly vertical propodeal spine in side view, exceptionally large propodeal spiracle, and laterally angulate postpetiolar node. Similar to Pheidole amabilis, Pheidole boliviana, Pheidole melastomae, Pheidole mixteca, Pheidole scitula, and especially Pheidole terresiof Hispaniola and Pheidole tysoni of the eastern United States.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.76, HL 0.88, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.50, SL 0.40, EL 0.04, PW 0.32.
COLOR Major: clear medium yellow.
Minor: clear medium to pale yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: Sucua, 2°28'S 78°10'W, col. Gary J. Umphrey. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L crinita, hairy.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 403, fig. major, minor described)