This species is only known from type specimens. A male was with the type colony at the time of collection 9 August. (Wilson 2003)
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.
- tachirana. Pheidole tachirana Wilson, 2003: 515, figs. (s.w.) VENEZUELA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: reddish yellow; mesonotal convexity subangular; small subangulate process present on postpetiolar venter; anterior third of dorsum and posterior lower margin of pronotum carinulate; lower sides of pronotum foveolate; a small patch of rugoreticulum present posterior to each antennal fossa; carinulae just mesad to each eye extend only about 2 Eye Length beyond the eye.
Minor: head and mesosoma entirely foveolate; propodeal spines short and thin; occiput broad, its margin feebly concave, nuchal collar absent.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.72, HL 0.84, SL 0.40, EL 0.12, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.46, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
COLOR Major: body medium reddish yellow, appendages plain medium yellow. Minor: body dark yellow, appendages medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
VENEZUELA: El Espinal, near Michelena, Táchira, 1260 m, col. John Lattke. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the state in which the type colony was found.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 515, fig. major, minor described)