Subfamily MYRMICINAE
Tribe PHEIDOLINI

Pheidole tetra Creighton

Pheidole tetra, full face view of a major worker.
Pheidole tetra, side view of major worker. Note the many long erect hairs even on the occiput.
Pheidole tetra, full face view of a minor worker (click image to enlarge).
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Pheidole tetra, side view of a minor worker (click image to enlarge).
Photo courtesy of http://www.antweb.org/
Pheidole tetra, full face view of a major worker (click image to enlarge).
Photo courtesy of http://www.antweb.org/
Pheidole tetra, side view of a major worker (click image to enlarge).
Photo courtesy of http://www.antweb.org/
Pheidole tetra is a fairly large soil dwelling species. Species in this species group have scapes flattened at the basally in the majors. This species can be distinguished from others in the group in this region by the numerous erect hairs on the gaster, petiole and postpetiole, alitrunk, and head (especially occipitally) of the major.