Nothing is known about the biology of pampana.
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.
- pampana. Pheidole nitidula st. pampana Santschi, 1929d: 283, figs. 6-8 (s.w.m.) ARGENTINA. Raised to species and material of the unavailabel name nigrior referred here: Wilson, 2003: 334.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: head slightly bicolorous (see Color below); humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; rugoreticulum of head covering a swath between each eye and antennal fossa; carinulae absent from center of vertex, and those to each side reach less than half the distance from eye level to level of occiput; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum carinulate.
Minor: pilosity very long, with some hairs longer than Eye Length; pronotum entirely smooth; occiput narrowed, with convex border, but lacking nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.40, HL 1.40, SL 0.86, EL 0.22, PW 0.70. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.76, SL 0.82, EL 0.20, PW 0.46.
COLOR Major: body concolorous medium reddish brown except for anterior vertex and anterior one-third of head, which is brownish yellow; appendages yellow.
Minor: body plain medium brown, with venter and genae tending to yellowish brown; appendages brownish yellow.
Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ARGENTINA: Alta Gracia, Córdoba. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel - as reported in Wilson (2003)
Referring to the pampas, the Argentine grasslands where presumably the types were collected. (Wilson 2003)
- Santschi, F. 1929d. Nouvelles fourmis de la République Argentine et du Brésil. An. Soc. Cient. Argent. 107: 273-316 (page 283, figs. 6-8 soldier, worker, male described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 334, Raised to species: new status, fig. major, minor described)