Pheidole caffra

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Pheidole caffra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. caffra
Binomial name
Pheidole caffra
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels



A member of the speculifera species group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality), United Republic of Tanzania.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • caffra. Pheidole caffra Emery, 1895h: 33 (s.) SOUTH AFRICA. Santschi, 1939b: 239 (w.). Current subspecies: nominal plus abyssinica, amoena, bayeri, montivaga, senilifrons.



  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 33, soldier described)
  • Santschi, F. 1939b. Fourmis de Rhodesia et du Congo. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 79: 237-246 (page 239, worker described)