This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Known only from the major.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- subreticulata. Pheidole nana var. subreticulata Emery, 1894c: 159 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Subspecies of nana: Emery, 1896g: 78. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 514.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): DIAGNOSIS Similar in various traits to breviscapa, bruchella, micon, nana, and tennantae, differing as follows.
Major: rugoreticulum limited to a very small patch just posterior to the antennal fossa on each side of the head; almost all of the dorsal surface and most of the lateral surfaces of the head, up to and including the occiput, carinulate; center of pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate, and sides weakly and longitudinally carinulate; mesonotal dorsum foveolate with a few broken, very short rugulae; propodeal spines half as long as the propodeal basal face; petiolar node in side view thick near base, tapering toward apex; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Syntype major: HW 0.96, HL 0.96, SL 0.58, EL 0.10, PW 0.46.
COLOR Not recorded.
Figure. Syntypes, major, a composite of two specimens from the type series. Minor unknown. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BRAZIL: Mato Grosso. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa - as reported in Wilson (2003)
L subreticulata, less netlike, evidently referring to the small rugoreticulum on the head. (Wilson 2003)
- Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 159, soldier, worker described)
- Emery, C. 1896g. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 28: 33-107 (page 78, subspecies of nana)
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 514, fig. major described, Raised to species: new status)