Pheidole speculifera ascara

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Pheidole speculifera ascara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. speculifera
Subspecies: P. speculifera ascara
Trinomial name
Pheidole speculifera ascara
Emery, 1901

Identification

A member of the speculifera species group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Ethiopia (type locality), Kenya.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • ascara. Pheidole speculifera var. ascarus Emery, 1901e: 62 (s.) ETHIOPIA. Santschi, 1930c: 268 (w.m.).

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1901e. Spicilegio mirmecologico. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 33: 57-63 (page 62, soldier described)
  • Santschi, F. 1930c. Trois notes myrmécologiques. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 70: 263-270 (page 268, worker, male described)