Nothing is known about the biology of manuana.
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.
- manuana. Pheidole manuana Wilson, 2003: 719, 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.
DIAGNOSIS Major: head subrectangular in full-face view; middle longitudinal carina of clypeus raised into a low ridge; mesonotal convexity prominent, but humerus more so, in dorsal-oblique view raised as a lobe twice as high above metanotum as the mesonotal convexity; petiolar node tapered to a sub angle at apex in side view; postpetiole oval from above; rugoreticulum present posterior to antennal fossa on each side of head; rear third of head smooth except for several carinulae that run parallel along the dorsal midline to the occiput; pilosity dense and long.
Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; pilosity very long, with some hairs 2X Eye Length; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; mesopleuron foveolate and weakly carinulate.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.40, HL 1.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.76, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: body and mandibles brownish yellow, legs and antennae clear dark yellow.
Minor: body plain light brown, appendages dark yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
PERU: Estacion Biologica de Cocha Cashu, Madre de Dios, 400 m, col. col. Diane W. Davidson. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after Manu National Park, origin of the type colony.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 719, fig. major, minor described)