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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard; Roy. Mus. Stockholm.
diagnosis A small, yellowish brown member of the diligens HNS group, with both major and minor further distinguished by a low mesonotal convexity, shallow metanotal depression in side view, and hence a more nearly cylindrical form of the mesosoma in side view than is usual for Pheidole HNS ; small propodeal spines; sculpturing reduced to carinulae at eye level and anterior to it on the dorsal surface of the head; foveolation on the mesopleuron and propodeum; and with the remainder of the head and body smooth and shiny. The minor is also notable for its broad, concave occiput, lacking a nuchal collar. See also alpestris HNS and quiaccana HNS .
Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.90, HL 0.90, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.46. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.62, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.36.
color Major and minor: head, mesosoma, and waist yellowish brown; gaster and appendages yellow. range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.
Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. PERU: Matucana, 2200 m (Charles T. Brues). Scale bars = 1 mm.