This species is only known from type specimens. The type series was collected from “inside philodendron fruit.” (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- floricola. Pheidole floricola Wilson, 2003: 423, figs. (s.w.) HONDURAS.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: yellow; antennal scrobes present; rugoreticulum continuous all the way from the spaces between the eyes and antennal fossae posteriorly to and including the occiput; posterior half of sides and all of venter of head smooth; humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; apex of petiolar node in side view very broad and rounded; all of pronotal dorsum carinulate, and rest of mesosoma solely foveolate; antennal funiculi with abundant, very long, erect hairs; femora swollen.
Minor: humeri with paired equilateral teeth, each of which bears a single long hair; posterior and lateral margins of head and all of mesosoma foveolate.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.82, SL 0.46, EL 0.10, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.50, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.30.
COLOR Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
HONDURAS: La Ceiba, Depto. Atlántida (collector unknown, probably W. L. Brown). Museum of Comparative Zoology
Old French, L floricola, flower inhabitant.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 423, fig. major, minor described)