Nothing is known about the biology of inca.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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This species is only known from the major.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- inca. Pheidole inca Wilson, 2003: 615, figs. (s.) PERU.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Major: uniquely distinguished within the punctatissima group by the sculpturing of the dorsal surface of the head, which consists of longitudinal carinulae along the midline flanked on either side by rugoreticula, all reaching the occipital border, combined with the presence of a median ocellus, propodeal spine reduced to a right angle, and brown body color.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.74, EL 0.18, PW 0.46.
COLOR Major: head, antennae, and gaster medium brown, mesosoma and waist light brown, legs dark yellow.
Figure. Holotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PERU: Machu Picchu, 2000-2200 m, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the Inca, in whose ancient city Machu Picchu the species was discovered.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 615, fig. major described)