Pheidole hospes

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Pheidole hospes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. hospes
Binomial name
Pheidole hospes
Smith, F., 1865

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • hospes. Pheidole hospes Smith, F. 1865: 74 (s.w.) NEW GUINEA.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

One syntype worker major and one syntype worker minor in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “N” (= New Guinea).

Description

References

  • Smith, F. 1865a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 8: 61-94 (page 74, soldier, worker described)