Nothing is known about the biology of huacana.
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.
- huacana. Pheidole huacana Wilson, 2003: 300, 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.
Major: yellow; nadir of occipital mid-cleft seen in full-face view very deep, reached by carinulae that start on the vertex and run along the mid line of the head; rugoreticulum on each side of head runs from the eye to and into the circular carinulae around the antennal fossa; the rugoreticulum leads at the level of the posterior margin of the eye to weak rugulae that proceed obliquely toward the lateral head margin; frontal lobes mostly covered by rugulae; propodeal spines well-developed, often nearly vertical as shown; postpetiolar node from above transversely carinulate.
Minor: propodeal spines well-developed; occiput narrowed, with nuchal crest. Propodeal spines directed strongly upwards.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.88, HL 2.08, SL 1.10, EL 0.24, PW 0.92. Paratype minor: HW 0.76, HL 0.94, SL 1.18, EL 0.18, PW 0.54.
COLOR Major: concolorous reddish yellow (“orange”).
Minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PERU: Quincemil, Cuzco, 750 m, col. L. Pena. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L huacana, from huaca, belonging to Inca spirits of the land.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 300, fig. major, minor described)