Pheidole megacephala ilgii

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Pheidole megacephala ilgii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. megacephala
Subspecies: P. megacephala ilgii
Trinomial name
Pheidole megacephala ilgii
Forel, 1907


A member of the megacephala species group


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ethiopia (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.

  • ilgii. Pheidole rotundata subsp. ilgii Forel, 1907g: 82 (s.w.) ETHIOPIA.
    • [Also described as new by Forel, 1907g: 82 (s.w.).]
    • Subspecies of rotundata: Forel, 1913a: 128.
    • Subspecies of megacephala: Emery, 1915j: 236, 244; Emery, 1921f: 85; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 132, 813; Menozzi, 1930b: 81; Bolton, 1995b: 323.



  • Emery, C. 1915i. Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae). Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 4: 223-250 (page 236, subspecies of megacephala)
  • Forel, A. 1907f. Fourmis d'Ethiopie récoltées par M. le baron Maurice de Rothschild en 1905. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 26: 129-144 (page 139, queen, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1907i. Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika. Wiss. Ergeb. Reise Ostafr. 2: 75-92 (page 82, soldier, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 132, Subspecies of megacephala)