Collected on the floor of second-growth forest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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This species is only known from the minor.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- epetrion. Pheidole epetrion Wilson, 2003: 625, figs. (w.) ECUADOR.
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DIAGNOSIS A member of the scrobifera group known only from the minor, close to Pheidole simonsi of northeastern Mexico and Panama, differing in the longer propodeal spines, carinulate genae, absence of a nuchal collar, and mostly foveolate, opaque dorsal half of the head capsule.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.68, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.42. Minor: body blackish brown, tarsi yellow, rest of appendages medium brown.
COLOR Minor: body blackish brown, tarsi yellow, rest of appendages medium brown.
Figure. Holotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: Endesa Forest Reserve, Pichincha, col. Leeanne Tennant-Alonso. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr epetrion, needle, referring to the needle-like propodeal spine.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 625, fig. minor described)