Pheidole sculpturata

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Pheidole sculpturata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. sculpturata
Binomial name
Pheidole sculpturata
Mayr, 1866

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Identification

A member of the excellens species group.

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - SI 0.407; HW/PPW 0.335. These have the large workers more heavily sculptured than those recorded from Saudi Arabia (Collingwood 1985). In addition, the small workers are also larger and have conspicuous erect pubescence on the antennae and legs. The Saudi Arabian examples are now referred to Pheidole katonae.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa (type locality), United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Iran, Oman.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • sculpturata. Pheidole sculpturata Mayr, 1866b: 897 (s.) SOUTH AFRICA. Emery, 1895h: 31 (w.). Current subspecies: nominal plus areolata, berthoudi, dignata, particeps, rhodesiana, welgelegenensis, zambesiana. See also: Arnold, 1920a: 462.

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