Pheidole irritans

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Pheidole irritans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. irritans
Binomial name
Pheidole irritans
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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.

  • irritans. Myrmica irritans Smith, F. 1858b: 127 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in Pheidole: Dixey & Longstaff, 1907: 331.



  • Dixey, F. A.; Longstaff, G. B. 1907. Entomological observations and captures during the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1907: 309-381 (page 331, Combination in Pheidole)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 127, worker described)