This species is only known from type specimens. The type series was taken from beneath the bark of a tree in a terra firme tree fall. (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.
- flavifrons. Pheidole flavifrons Wilson, 2003: 422, figs. (s.w.) PERU.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
A medium-sized, uniquely multicolored member of the flavens group, whose major has a prominent, subangular humerus and exclusively carinulate head, and the minor has a dentate humerus.
Most similar to Pheidole arhuaca of Colombia but with different color, and in the major a smooth (not foveolate) pronotal dorsum; and to Pheidole amazonica, differing in head sculpture and shape of humerus.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.86, HL 0.92, SL 0.44, EL 0.10, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.48, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.28.
COLOR Major: anterior half of head yellow, posterior half yellowish brown, with a dark brown circular spot in the center of the head capsule dorsum; body medium brown, mandibles and scape light brown, rest of appendages yellow.
Minor: body dark brown; appendages, clypeus, and anterior genal margins yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PERU: Cuzco Amazónico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, col. Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L flavifrons, yellow front, pertaining to the anterior half of the major’s head.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 422, fig. major, minor described)