Pheidole picea

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Pheidole picea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. picea
Binomial name
Pheidole picea
(Buckley, 1867)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

United States (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • picea. Atta picea Buckley, 1867: 344 (s.w.) U.S.A. Combination in Pheidole: Emery, 1895c: 338. Unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Pheidole: Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 28; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 806; Bolton, 1995b: 327; incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Smith, D.R. 1979: 1414.

Description

References

  • Buckley, S. B. 1867. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae (continued from page 172.). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 335-350 (page 344, soldier, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 338, Combination in Pheidole)
  • Smith, M. R. 1951c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 778-875 in: Muesebeck, C. F., Krombein, K. V., Townes, H. K. (eds.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2:1-1420. (page 806, unrecognisable taxon; incertae sedis in Pheidole)
  • Emery, C. 1922e. Quelques fourmis nouvelles minuscules. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 19: 107-112 (page 109, junior secondary homonym of picea Buckley: replacement name; piceonigra Emery)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 988, soldier, worker described)