Nothing is known about the biology of dasypyx.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Known from Costa Rica and Panama.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- dasypyx. Pheidole dasypyx Wilson, 2003: 612, figs. (s.w.) PANAMA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Major: distinguished within the punctatissima group by the combination of the 3-lobed promesonotal profile in side view, with the mesonotal (rearmost) convexity flat-topped; long, robust propodeal spine; completely rugulose posterior half of the head, reaching all the way to the occiput; completely foveolate and opaque first gastral tergite; and dense pilosity.
Minor: head, mesosoma, and waist entirely foveolate and opaque; occiput narrow, with a very thin nuchal collar.
Both castes are yellow.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.96, HL 0.94, SL 0.66, EL 0.16, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.54, SL 0.68, EL 0.10, PW 0.32.
COLOR Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm. [Specimen Labels]
PANAMA: Barro Colorado Island, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr dasypyx, hairy rump, referring to the dense pilosity of the gaster.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 612, fig. major, minor described)