Pheidole capensis

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Pheidole capensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. capensis
Binomial name
Pheidole capensis
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mozambique, South Africa (type locality).


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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Timioderus acuminatus (a parasite) (Heraty, 2000; Baker et al., 2019; Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • capensis. Pheidole capensis Mayr, 1862: 746 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Forel, 1913a: 130 (q.). Subspecies of megacephala: Emery, 1895h: 34. Revived status as species: Forel, 1913a: 130; Arnold, 1920a: 441. Current subspecies: nominal plus dregei, modestior, reddenburgensis.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1920. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Annals of the South African Museum. 14: 403-578.
  • Emery C. 1895. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64: 15-56.
  • French K., and R. E. Major. 2001. Effect of an exotic Acacia (Fabaceae) on ant assemblages in South African fynbos. Austral Ecology 26: 303–310.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004