Two series were collected at the type locality in terra firme forest. One was a small group of ants found beneath the bark of a rotten log, the other several strays in soil (Stefan Cover, unpublished notes).
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- ademonia. Pheidole ademonia Wilson, 2003: 365, figs. (s.w.) PERU.
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Major: Antennal scrobe present, its surface weakly foveolate; occiput rugoreticulate, with remainder of dorsal head surface longitudinally carinulate; carinulae near the cephalic midline curving inward; promesonotal dorsal profile forms a single high, semicircular curve.
Minor: Almost identical to that of Pheidole sospes (see illustration of that species).
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.36, EL 0.06, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
COLOR Major: Concolorous medium reddish yellow.
Minor: Concolorous plain medium yellow.
Figure. Holotype Major. Scale Bar = 1mm.
PERU: Cuzco Amazónico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, col. Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr ademonia, troubled, distressed.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 365, fig. major, minor described)