Nothing is known about the biology of sitiens.
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.
- sitiens. Pheidole sitiens Wilson, 2003: 348, figs. (s.w.) U.S.A.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: antennal scape just attaining the occipital corner; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular; anterior and lateral margins of pronotum covered by continuous “wraparound” carinulae; posterior half and entire median strip of head, as well as promesonotal dorsum and all of gaster, smooth and shiny; pilosity dense, erect to suberect, and long, many of the hairs as long as Eye Length.
Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles; posterior half of head and all of pronotal dorsum and of gaster smooth and shiny; occiput slightly narrowed, with very thin nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.48, HL 1.60, SL 1.18, EL 0.24, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.76, SL 0.96, EL 0.20, PW 0.40.
COLOR Major: concolorous light brownish brown.
Minor: body plain medium brown; mandibles and tarsi dark yellow; other appendages light brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
TEXAS: 24 km northwest of Carrizo Springs, Dimmit Co., col. O. F. Francke, J. V. Moody, F. W. Merickel. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L sitiens, thirsty, referring to life in the dry habitat of the type locality.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 348, fig. major, minor described)