Pheidole cicatricosa

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Pheidole cicatricosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. cicatricosa
Binomial name
Pheidole cicatricosa
Stitz, 1917

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Specimen Labels


Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on park ground in a montane, moderate rainfall area.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mali.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Iran, Israel.

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.

  • cicatricosa. Pheidole pallidula var. cicatricosa Stitz, 1917: 340, fig. 7 (s.w.) ALGERIA.
    • Santschi, 1932g: 3 (q.).
    • Junior synonym of pallidula: Collingwood, 1978: 68.
    • Status as species: Seifert, 2016b: 13.
    • Senior synonym of recticeps: Seifert, 2016b: 13.
  • recticeps. Pheidole pallidula var. recticeps Menozzi, 1932e: 452 (s.w.) EGYPT.
    • [First available use of Pheidole pallidula subsp. tristis var. recticeps Forel, 1909e: 391; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Subspecies of pallidula: Menozzi, 1932e: 452; Menozzi, 1934: 154; Menozzi, 1940: 268; Bolton, 1995b: 328.
    • Junior synonym of cicatricosa: Seifert, 2016b: 13.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Donisthorpe H. 1947. Results of the Armstrong College Expedition to Siwa Oasis (Libyan Desert), 1935: A second list of the Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Bulletin de la Société Fouad Ier d'Entomologie 31: 109-111.
  • Emery, C. "Formiche della Cirenaica raccolte dal Dott. Enrico Festa e dal Prof. Filippo Silvestri." Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 56 (1924): 6-11.
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  • Finzi, B. "Formiche della Libia." Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 18 (1940): 155-166.
  • Finzi, B. "Risultati scientifici della spedizione di S. A. S. il Principe Alessandro della Torre e Tasso nell'Egitto e peninsola del Sinai. XI. Formiche." Bulletin de la Société Entomologique d'Egypte 20 (1936): 155-210.
  • Finzi, B. "Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westalgerien und Marokko. III. Teil. Ameisen aus Marokko und Westalgerien." Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse Abteilung I 139 (1930): 14-16.
  • Forel A. 1909. Études myrmécologiques en 1909. Fourmis de Barbarie et de Ceylan. Nidification des Polyrhachis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 45: 369-407.
  • Menozzi C. 1932. Spedizione scientifica all'Oasi di Cufra (marzo-luglio 1931). Formiche. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria. 55: 451-456.
  • Menozzi C. 1934. Reperti mirmecofaunistici raccolti dal Prof. L di Caporiacco nelle oasi di Cufra e in altre localita del deserto Libico. Atti della Societa dei Naturalisti e Matematici di Modena (6)13(65): 153-166
  • Pashaei Rad S., B. Taylor, R. Torabi, E. Aram, G. Abolfathi, R. Afshari, F. Borjali, M. Ghatei, F. Hediary, F. Jazini, V. Heidary Kiah, Z. Mahmoudi, F. Safariyan, and M. Seiri. 2018. Further records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 64(2): 145-159.
  • Seifert B. 2016. Inconvenient hyperdiversity – the traditional concept of “Pheidole pallidula” includes four cryptic species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Soil Organisms 88(1): 1-17.
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.