The type series was collected in montane rainforest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Known from the type locality (Pance, Colombia) and from near Cochancay on the Guayaquil-El Tambo Highway, Cañar, Ecuador. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- laelaps. Pheidole laelaps Wilson, 2003: 198, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: most of the dorsal surface of the head carinulate, with carinulae originating on the frontal lobes and carinae along the midline spread outward (laterad), those laterad to the frontal carinae approach the lateral margins of the head seen in full face; occipital cleft very deep; antennal scapes fall short of the occipital corner by 2X their own maximum width; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular.
Minor: entire dorsal surface of head and mesosoma transversely carinulate; nuchal collar broad and well demarcated; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.66, HL 1.74, SL 1.24, EL 0.22, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.70, HL 0.90, SL 1.18, EL 0.14, PW 0.48.
COLOR Major and minor: concolorous yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Pance, Mun. de Cali, Valle, 1700 m, col. W. L. Brown and S. Chaplin. Museum of Comparative Zoology
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- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 198, fig. major, minor described)