Pheidole flavigaster

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Pheidole flavigaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. flavigaster
Binomial name
Pheidole flavigaster
Zhong, 2021

Dependent on humid environment, most likely forever living underground, often a single queen or small colony as is found in the colony of Pheidole nodus.

Identification

This new species is similar to Pheidole schoedli from Indonesia, but can be obviously distinguished from the latter by the following characters: propodeal spine not upward, hypostoma inner and median tooth not distinct.

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 26° to 26°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate
  • Source: Zhong, 2021

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • flavigaster. Pheidole flavigaster Zhong, 2021: 3, figs. 1-7 (w.) CHINA.

Type Material

  • Holotype. 1 major worker, China, Fujian, Sanming, Ruiyun Mountain, 26°22′5″N, 117°39′14″E; elev. 600 m, 04-V-2021, Ying ZHONG leg., KIZ0130281 (Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology, Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China).
  • Paratypes. 1 major worker, 2 minor workers and 1 queen, the same data as holotype, KIZ0130282, KIZ0130283, KIZ0130284, KIZ0130285 (Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology, Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China).

Description

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