Wheeler, W.M., 1925
At Cuzco Amazónico, near Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin found a colony in terra firme forest, nesting in a rotten log. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Poorly known; records are from Amazonian Brazil and Peru. (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.
- simplex. Pheidole biconstricta subsp. simplex Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 21 (s.) PERU. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 148.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): Distinguished from other members of the biconstricta group by the dense, long, suberect to erect pilosity and reduced propodeal spines in both the major and minor castes. Also, only the anterior half of the first gastral tergite is shagreened and opaque.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.42, HL 1.36, SL 0.92, EL 0.16, PW 0.68. Paralectotype minor (Aleixo, Brazil): HW 0.64, HL 0.74, SL 0.90, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.
COLOR Major and minor: yellowish red, with gaster of minor a slightly contrasting brownish yellow.
Figure. lectotype, major (PERU: “Llinquipata”). Lower: minor (BRAZIL: Aleixo, near Manaus), compared with paralectotype from type locality. Scale bars = 1 mm.
L simplex, simple, anatomical reference unknown. (Wilson 2003)
- Wheeler, W. M. 1925a. Neotropical ants in the collections of the Royal Museum of Stockholm. Ark. Zool. 17A(8 8: 1-55 (page 21, soldier described)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 148, fig. Raised to species: new status)