Pheidole liengmei

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Pheidole liengmei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. liengmei
Binomial name
Pheidole liengmei
Forel, 1894

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MCZ ENT Pheidole MOZ 002 sp2 had 2x.jpg

Specimen Label


A member of the excellens species group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mozambique (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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minor worker


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

  • liengmei. Pheidole liengmei Forel, 1894b: 93 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Forel, 1913a: 134 (s.); Arnold, 1920a: 467 (q.). Current subspecies: nominal plus malindana, micrartifex, shinsendensis.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Prins A. J. 1963. A list of the ants collected in the Kruger National Park with notes on their distribution. Koedoe 6: 91-108.
  • Prins A. J. 1964. Revised list of the ants collected in the Kruger National Park. Koedoe 7: 77-93.
  • Prins A. J., and J. J. Cillie. 1968. The ants collected in the Hluhluwe and Umfolozi game reserves. The Lammergeyer 8: 40-47.